REnescience Northwich


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 signing up for our our newsletter. For access to previous newsletters, click the links below.

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

June 2016

May 2016


Further information

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.


If you have any further enquiries, please email or phone 01244 940663 and we will get back to you as soon as possible.  You can also sign up for our e-newsletter or continue to check this website for updates. 


 Planning Application Documents




Non-technical summaryNon-technical summary

​Non-technical summary pdf

ES chaptersES chapters


​Policy and Legislative Context

Detailed Assessment Methodology

Road Traffic Pollution Model Performance Study

Stack Height Determination

Odour Management Plan

Noise Model Source Data

Baseline Noise Monitoring Data

Noise Model Results

Road Traffic Noise Calculations

Cumulative Operational Noise Effects


Decomissioning Statement


EIA Scoping Note

CWCC Scoping Opinion​

LVIA Assessment Methodology

Master Impacts Table

Landscape Management Plan

HER Data

Transport Assessment

Ecology Details of Relevant Legislation​

Natural England Consultation Response

Ecology Appraisal​

Bat Roost Assessment​

​Badger Survey

Otter and Water Vole Survey​

Drainage Strategy

Flood Risk Assessment

Phase 1 Geo-Environmental Risk Assessment

Van Elle 2009 Factual Report