21 May 2020 10:38
A pioneering plant for the conversion of waste into aviation fuel that is set to create about 130 jobs has been given the go-ahead. A resolution to grant planning permission has been issued to Altalto Immingham by North East Lincolnshire Council (NELC)'s Planning Committee. The proposed Altalto Immingham plant would convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes per year of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial waste, otherwise destined for landfill or incineration, into cleaner burning sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The project, a collaboration between Velocys, British Airways and Shell, is expected to create 130 permanent skilled jobs, and more during construction. That's why Velocys are calling on the government to co-ordinate policy between departments to help us fund a fleet of world leading sustainable aviation fuel facilities in the UK." Cllr Philip Jackson, leader of North East Lincolnshire Council, said: "This development cements North East Lincolnshire's place at the heart of the UK's green industrial revolution, an area already renowned for its fuels production and offshore wind industry.
A formal decision notice will then be issued subject to the completion of standard legal agreements with NELC. Subject to additional funding and financial close, construction is targeted to begin in 2022, and the facility could be producing fuel from 2025. Velocys's planning application to build its waste-to-jet fuel plant has been accepted, allowing construction to begin in 2022. The sustainable fuels company said North East Lincolnshire council had approved the plan for the Altalto plant at Immingham. The site is intended to convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes of non-recyclable everyday waste into cleaner burning aviation fuel.
Philip Jackson, North East Lincolnshire council's leader, said: "I look forward to seeing what this will mean in terms of real jobs for local people, both during the construction phase and when the project is operational in the longer term." Sustainable fuels technology company Velocys said resolution to grant planning permission had been given to Altalto Immingham, the UK's first commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant. The resolution was given by North East Lincolnshire Council's planning committee. A formal decision notice would then be issued subject to the completion of standard legal agreements with the council. All statutory consultees had indicated their acceptance of the plan, Velocy's said. The proposed plant would convert hundreds of thousands of tonnes per year of non-recyclable everyday household and commercial waste, otherwise destined for landfill or incineration, into cleaner burning sustainable aviation fuel. It was a collaboration between Velocys, British Airways and Shell.