UK: Permit to build tire recycling plant in Port of Sunderland

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Wastefront AS, The Norwegian green energy company, has obtained permission to move forward with building plans “UK’s greenest tire recycling facility” in the Port of Sunderland.

Construction on the project is expected to begin this year, and company executives are confident the plant will be commercially operational by 2024.

The plant will use commercial operating technologies to convert waste tires (ELTs) into useful commodities, including biofuels, which can then be reused in processes such as alternative fuels or feedstocks to produce new tires or other products.

The company’s decision to invest in the port of Sunderland was affected by Co-founder and Director, Christian A. HvamstadA graduate of the University of Sunderland.

“We are delighted to have received the planning approval for this historic site, which represents a major step forward in our efforts to combat the global problem of ELT waste,” said the CEO.

Since revealing the recycling plant’s plans in August 2020, Wastefront has struck a landmark 10-year supply deal with energy giant Vitol, which will see the world’s largest independent oil trader purchase all liquid hydrocarbons available at the Sunderland plant.

In preparation for the project’s next phase, the implementation phase, Wastefront has also appointed Technip Energies, one of the world’s largest engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firms, as its partner in building the plant.


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