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UK ROC enables bioenergy expansion

Energos, a waste-to-energy company, says the receipt of Renewable Energy Certificates (ROCs) will help progress its proposed multi-million pound UK bioenergy investment.

By Renewable Energy Focus staff

The first payment of ROCs has been paid to Energos for the final quarter of 2010, and will continue to be issued by Ofgem. The auction price for ROCs approached £50 in March 2011.

The ROCs apply to the Isle of Wight gasification plant, which is a full scale bioenergy gasification plant operating on household waste.

It receives ROCs for each megawatt hour of renewable electricity generated from the renewable portion of the residual waste (typically more than 60% of the waste).

Nick Dawber, Managing Director of Energos, says: “Now we have reached agreement with Ofgem and are receiving ROCs, we can press ahead with developing several small scale projects in the UK. Planning consent has been granted for 7 more energy recovery facilities using Energos technology. These are community sized plants that can supply both heat and/or electricity from non-recyclable and non-hazardous household waste and commercial waste streams.”

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