Press Release –
A flagship waste to energy and recovered carbon black project which is on the cusp of being launched has been included by the Department of International Trade as one of its flagship projects to invest in as part of its Energy Investment Portfolio worth an estimated £5bn in the UK.
Carlton Forest Group based in Worksop has visionary plans for its pioneering project which will provide energy for its current business operations including a soon to be constructed chilled warehouse, almost 200 homes for which planning has been approved and also supply energy to the grid and the wider community.
“This project has attracted huge attention and will revolutionise the way in which we generate and use energy for our business,” said Graham White Group Commercial Manager Carlton Forest Group. “The first of its kind in the UK, the waste to energy process will produce rCB (recovered carbon black) an essential product in many manufacturing processes and is a much more sustainable and ecological product than its more typical format, Virgin Carbon Black.”
rCB is the carbon char residue from pyrolysis and for every tonne of rCB manufactured between 2,000 and 2,500 litres of crude oil are saved.
Closing the circle on tyre waste, of which the UK produces 55 million End-of-lifeTyres (ELT’s) per annum, rCB remains the only viable substitute for vCB which is critical in a variety of market applications including aerospace, electronics and chemicals.
“To have the support of the Government and to be recognised as a project that is going to make a real difference to the future of the UK’s energy sector is very pleasing,” said Graham. “We are dedicated to investing in a green future for our existing and prospective business operations and to ensuring that we engage and support the local community too in seeking alternative ways of generating energy and protecting our planet.”
The £60m project is set to commence development in the 2nd quarter of 2019.
Representatives from Carlton Forest Group are attending at the Department of International Trade on 3rd December to make a full presentation about the project.