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Energy from Waste will help to battle expected March cold snap

01 Mar 2016 17:01

Lincolnshire’s innovative Energy from Waste technology will help keep the county prepared for an expected cold snap in March.

That’s the verdict today from FCC Environment and Lincolnshire County Council as forecasters predict further wintery weather next month.

Treating 170,000 tonnes of residual household and commerical waste each year and providing enough energy for around 26,500 homes, bosses at the site say they are providing key additional power to the local grid which will help battle the effects of the cold as residents turn their heating up a notch.

They are also urging residents to come and find out more about the new technology, which came online in 2013, at the Lincolnshire Energy from Waste site visitor centre, which provides educational tours of the plant which are ideal for schools, colleges and community groups.

General Manager, Juergen Schaper, from FCC Environment, said: “When the temperature drops we use additional power to keep our homes warm and this doesn’t happen by magic.

“The technology we have in place here is making a real difference and providing fast-paced energy generation.

“So we would urge people to come and pay a visit to our interactive visitor centre and learn more about Energy from Waste, where our power comes from more generally and about how your household waste can contribute to keeping homes warm.”

Cllr Tony Turner, support councillor for waste and recycling at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The visitor centre at the Energy from Waste is ideal for people to learn more about the new technology and the positive effect it’s having on Lincolnshire, both in terms of reducing the waste we send to landfill and the energy benefits it is creating.

“It’s ideal for school, college and community groups and I hope people will get involved.”

For more information on Energy from Waste in Lincolnshire, visit http://www.fccenvironment.co.uk/lincoln-efw.html and to book, call us on 01522 814318 or 01522 814315 or email sally.hood@fccenvironment.co.uk.

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