Tees Valley Energy Recovery Facility (TV ERF) has been shortlisted to move into the next phase of the government’s cluster sequencing process. The project will now enter a “due diligence” process, after which it will negotiate with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to secure funding.
Led by BEIS, phase two of the cluster sequencing process will financially support the development and operation of carbon capture and storage (CCS) and industrial carbon capture (ICC) projects. Two carbon capture hubs are eligible: the East Coast hub in the North-East and Hynet in the North-West.
Subject to progress and successful negotiations with BEIS, the successful bidder will be required to develop and operate the CCS infrastructure required under the contract.
The TV ERF project was developed by seven partner communities in the North East of England. The facility is expected to become operational in 2026, providing areas with a municipal waste treatment solution which TV ERF says has “the potential to become carbon negative” if CCS is successfully deployed.
The project is one of 13 shortlisted for this next stage, although final funding approval is subject to a government decision under the new Conservative leader.
The facility will treat up to 450,000 tonnes of residual waste per year, generating “nearly 50 MW of electricity”. Three companies – SUEZ, Viridor and Green Recovery Projects Ltd (FCC and Icon Infrastructure) – are currently bidding to design, finance, build and operate the facility, which will be located at Teesworks on the site of the former British steelworks. The procurement process is being led by Hartlepool Borough Council on behalf of the project partners.
Hartlepool Managing Director Denise McGuckin said: “We are delighted that the Tees Valley Energy Harvesting Facility project has been shortlisted by BEIS to proceed to the next stage of the cluster sequencing process.
“This brings us significantly closer to being able to provide a zero carbon waste treatment solution to over 1.5 million people in the North East – supporting the net zero ambitions of the project partner authorities and contributing towards the national net zero targets.
“The project is expected to become operational from 2026 meaning TVERF could become one of the first facilities of its kind in the UK to deploy CCS infrastructure and we look forward to working with BEIS and other organisations. of the East Coast Cluster to make this a reality.
The shortlist for ICC also includes:
- CF Fertilizers Billingham Ammonia CCS
- Norsea Carbon Capture
- Redcar Energy Center
- Teesside Hydrogen CO2 Capture
- Humber Zero – Phillips Refinery 66 Humber
- Prax Lindsey Oil Refinery Carbon Capture Project
- Hanson Padeswood Cement Works Carbon Capture and Storage Project
- Industrial CCS Viridor Runcorn
- Protos energy recovery plant
- Buxton Lime Net Zero
- Carbon Dioxide Capture Unit – EssarOil UK
Net Zero Teesside Power, Whitetail Clean Energy and Keadby 3 Carbon Capture Power Station have been shortlisted for the next stage of Power CCUS, alongside bpH2Teesside, H2NorthEast and Hydrogen to Humber (H2H) Saltend for hydrogen funding.
Commenting on the successful projects, Charlotte Rule, Climate and Energy Policy Advisor for ESA, said: “We are very pleased to see a number of energy harvesting projects pre-selected by BEIS to proceed to the next stage of the process. cluster sequencing.
“These projects are now probably among the first of their kind in the UK to deploy carbon capture and storage technology for energy recovery, which is an important and significant step in our journey towards a recycling sector and net zero waste management by 2040. .
“It is therefore vital that the government continues to support this process after the Tory leadership race in the fall and seizes the opportunity to back the ambitious decarbonisation of our sector (which accounts for 8% of global emissions) with both hands. UK).”