Waste Management firm building 40-MW CHP Energy Recovery facility in the UK

Feb. 25, 2022
The £80 million facility will produce approximately 40MW Combined Heat and Power

Waste management services firm J Mould (Reading) will set up an Energy Recovery Center and an adjacent data center at its existing waste management facility off Berrys Lane, Reading in the United Kingdom.

This center will process up to 150,000 tons of waste material per annum and produce nearly 40 MW in combined heat and power (CHP) capacity.

Approximately 1 MW of the electrical output will be used at the site itself, including charging EVs and powering the data center. About 10 MW will be fed back to the National Grid.

Approximately 28 MW of thermal output from the Energy Recovery Center will be used in the data center’s cooling system.

At J Mould’s existing site, the waste management activities on one part of the site will cease and be replaced by this new £80 million facility.

The development of the on-site Energy Recovery Center will reduce the pollution associated with the transportation of the residual waste material. It will facilitate energy recovery of valuable material, which would otherwise end up in landfills. It will further contribute to the development of low carbon energy and help UK decarbonize energy generation by offsetting the use of fossil fuels.