Working on behalf of Logik Strategic Land, Pegasus Group’s Liverpool office has secured planning permission for a £50m biogas facility on Deeside Industrial Estate, part of the Flintshire Enterprise Zone.
Flintshire Council has given the go-ahead to the facility on the former Gaz de France power station off Weighbridge Road at the industrial park, and the new biogas facility is expected to handle up to 182,000 tonnes of rubbish a year, producing around two megawatts of green energy.
The plant will use a process named ArrowBio, a technology only previously used in Israel, which treats municipal solid waste using a hydromechanical separation process to recover recyclable material.
Logik Strategic Land director Dave Green said this process would help to capture around 6,000 extra tonnes of recyclables per year compared to other technologies.
“The plant will bring more than £50m of investment to the North Wales area, creating substantial employment throughout the construction period and its subsequent ongoing operation,” he said.
“It will also deliver arguably the most advanced and environmentally friendly landfill diversion to date through a process that diverts more than 85% of our black bin waste into recyclables and recoverables and thus supporting Wales in its zero to waste targets.
“We are proud to have this advanced process showcased here in North Wales and for the first time ever outside of Israel, attracting a global audience.”
Alongside planner Pegasus, the professional team on the project also includes architect Paddock Johnson Partnership.