Welcome to the web page for REnescience Northwich, a new bioresource facility for Lostock Works, which will recover resources from waste and generate renewable electricity through treatment with enzymes, mechanical sorting and anaerobic digestion.
The plant will treat up to 120,000 tonnes of waste per year using DONG Energy's patented REnescience technology, which is very efficient at capturing organic materials and can help to increase recycling rates by extracting clean materials such as plastic bottles. REnescience is a safe, reliable technology that does not involve waste incineration. It uses the enzymes, mechanical sorting and anaerobic digestion to produce biogas and generate approximately 5 MW of renewable electricity, as well as clean recyclable materials and other products.
REnescience Northwich received planning consent from Cheshire West and Chester Council on 2 February 2016. The facility is expected to be fully operational by early 2017, at which stage it will employ about 24 full-time employees. Constructing and maintaining the facility will also create jobs for the local community.
Local Liaison Committee
The committee has been formed to gather feedback and opinions from local residents and provide information to the community during construction, through commissioning and into the facility’s operational phase.
Although construction work is expected to cause minimal disruption, DONG Energy is committed to maintaining regular communication with residents and businesses to answer any questions, listen to their feedback and keep them informed of progress.
We produce regular newsletters about the project. Stay up-to-date on the latest news by
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You can find out more by reading our
Frequently Asked Questions pdf or by downloading copies of the
information panels that were on display at last summer's public exhibitions. You can also download the
exhibition leaflets pdf,
site maps and potential layouts, a
pdf of the images of the proposed design and
photomontages showing existing and proposed views.
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Planning Application Documents