Falkirk, Scotland

Renewable Energy Power Plant

Synergy World Power (SWP) is developing a 27.5 MW energy from waste project near Falkirk, Scotland.
The Energy Centre will consume 300,000 tonnes per year of pre-prepared Solid Recovered Fuel, SRF, or Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) processed from commercial industrial and municipal sources, destined for land-fill.
The power plant will generate clean electrical energy using SWP’s patented LoNOx rotary kiln thermal processing  technology.
The site near Falkirk has extant permission for an electrical power plant.
SWP’s rotary kiln technology will be used to build a reliable, environmentally friendly power plant that features conventional steam turbines as prime movers for electrical generation.
The rotary-kiln based LoNOx system offers many advantages over pyrolysis or incineration for the thermal treatment of refuse derived fuel (RDF) or solid recovered fuel (SRF) from solid waste.
Advantages of SWP’s technology include very low emissions, improved efficiency compared to incineration producing heat for conversion into electrical energy and a non-hazardous sintered solid residue suitable for construction fill.


Scotland Renewable Energy Project II

Integrated Waste to Energy and Plastics to Liquid Fuels Facility

Synergy World Power (SWP) is developing a second waste to energy and plastics to liquid fuels Recovered Energy Center project for Scotland. This plant will convert biomass waste to renewable thermal and electrical energy. Electrical energy will be sold mainly to the grid and the thermal energy will be available for the heating of onsite greenhouses.
The waste to energy plant will generate combined heat and power (CHP) using SWP’s patented rotary kiln based LoNOx thermal conversion technology.
The Recovered Energy Centre will process up to 500,000 tonnes per year of pre-sorted Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and selected plastics derived from commercial, industrial and municipal sources. These materials would otherwise be destined for landfill.
Use of LoNOx technology reduces the amount of waste to landfills, as well as overall greenhouse gas emission to the environment. SWP LoNOx CHP plants are reliable and environmentally friendly power stations that use conventional steam turbines as prime movers for electrical generation.
The SWP rotary kiln based LoNOx combined heat and power (CHP) plant will convert up to 1,300 t/d of biomass refuse derived fuel (RDF) to generate as much as 45 MW of renewable electrical power.
Some of the waste heat from the plant, most of which would normally go into the atmosphere, will be captured and made available for use in greenhouses for growing fresh produce. Making use of the normally rejected thermal energy from such a combined heat and power (CHP) plant for space heating, instead of using electricity or fossil fuel, greatly increases the thermodynamic efficiency of the plant.
In addition to circulating hot water for heating, the CHP plant can provide electrical power to the greenhouses at very competitive rates. Carbon dioxide condensed from the flue gas of the CHP plant can also be made available for CO2 dosing to enhance early plant growth.
An integrated hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) process unit will convert an average of 100 tonnes per day of waste plastics to liquid fuels such as ultra-low sulfur diesel and naphtha (a component of petrol). This process also produces a fuel gas that will be used for heating and power generation for the plant.