Commercial waste management company, Ellgia, has signed an extended agreement for the supply of Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) to the two Energy from Waste facilities at Ferrybridge operated by Multifuel Energy.
The latest deal — set to start in January 2021— will be an “anchor contract” for both the FM1 and FM2 facilities. It will provide future assurance for Ellgia's customers of a UK based "zero to landfill" offtake partnership, delivering the highest levels of operational and environmental performance.
An anchor contract means Ellgia will provide an undisclosed “considerable amount” of RDF to the plants each month.
Combined the FM1 and 2 facilities can divert over 1.3 million tonnes of waste from landfill annually, while powering over 350,000 homes.
Jack Lavington, operations director for Ellgia, said: "“We are delighted and the new supply agreement marks a significant milestone for our partnership with Multifuel Energy Ltd. We have worked over a number of years with MEL to ensure we can consistently deliver a high quality specification fuel to their class leading facilities and we are delighted to be able to further solidify that relationship on a longer term basis. Our customers can take comfort in the fact that we are able to offer a continued and sustainable UK based “zero to landfill” solution. I would like to offer my thanks to all those involved within both organisations who have worked tirelessly over the past 4 years in developing this real partnership approach."
The RDF will be supplied from Ellgia’s Scunthorpe plant and processed at the two EfWs to generate electricity. Ellgia says the anchor contract will help to “Brexit-proof” the company as it provides a UK supplier for RDF which was previously being shipped to the Netherlands.
Colin Drew, Plant Manager at Ferrybridge 1 and 2, said: “We started to receive waste from Ellgia in March 2016 and since that time the relationship has worked well for both of us, and aligns with our vision to generate energy from waste in an efficient and sustainable way, achieving the highest recovery rates.”