Incinerator starts to generate power

The incinerator at Ardley

The incinerator at Ardley

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ELECTRICITY has been sent into the National Grid from the Ardley incinerator for the first time.

The £200m plant near Bicester is expected to generate enough electricity to power 38,000 homes when it comes into full operation in the autumn.

It is expected to burn 300,000 tonnes of waste per year.

Rod Lerwell, general manager Ardley ERF, said: “I’m so proud to see the facility starting to come to life in these final stages. We’re close to completion and I look forward to taking over from all the teams who have worked in partnership to bring us to this point.”

The facility will divert 95 per cent of Oxfordshire’s residential waste away from landfill, according to Ardley ERF.

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2:45pm Fri 15 Aug 14

xenarthra says...

The funny thing is, just as much electricity was also transported back to the Ardley incinerator.
The funny thing is, just as much electricity was also transported back to the Ardley incinerator. xenarthra
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8:52am Sat 16 Aug 14

Geoff Grace says...

Oh and they have alto started exporting pollution.Which authority is monitoring this ?
Oh and they have alto started exporting pollution.Which authority is monitoring this ? Geoff Grace
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10:13am Tue 19 Aug 14

snert says...

I thought part of the planning agreement was that the site blended in as best it could with the surrounding countryside. Can someone explain the rainbow on the side? Hardly subtle.
I thought part of the planning agreement was that the site blended in as best it could with the surrounding countryside. Can someone explain the rainbow on the side? Hardly subtle. snert
  • Score: 1

10:24am Tue 19 Aug 14

xenarthra says...

snert wrote:
I thought part of the planning agreement was that the site blended in as best it could with the surrounding countryside. Can someone explain the rainbow on the side? Hardly subtle.
You need to visit on a day when it's raining with the sun shining behind you. Then it will blend in quite well.
[quote][p][bold]snert[/bold] wrote: I thought part of the planning agreement was that the site blended in as best it could with the surrounding countryside. Can someone explain the rainbow on the side? Hardly subtle.[/p][/quote]You need to visit on a day when it's raining with the sun shining behind you. Then it will blend in quite well. xenarthra
  • Score: 1

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