Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility

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Technical lecture
13 March 2019 19:30 - 21:00
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Refreshments from 18:45, prior to the 7 p.m. AGM.
Talk to start at 7.30 p.m. after the AGM.

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Talk Synopsis:
Over the past year or more building work has been going ahead on Gloucestershire’s new “Energy from Waste” (GEfW) next to Junction 12 of the M5.  The construction of this facility is part of a joint venture between Urbaser and Balfour Beatty (UBB Gloucestershire) to provide a key element of the waste management infrastructure in line with Gloucestershire’s Joint Municipal Waste Management Strategy. The facility is scheduled to be operational in July of this year.

This new facility has not had an entirely smooth path to its getting the go-ahead, and some people have opposed its construction. However, its design and operation is not unusual for what it does; it takes waste that would otherwise go to landfill and converts it mainly into electrical energy that goes into the grid system.  However, what it can take, how it accumulates it, how it handles it, how it burns it, what it does with residual waste, how it converts the energy released from incineration into electricity, how it prevents noxious emissions, how it works to stop smells spreading from the raw waste, and many other aspects of its design and operation are issues that will be of great interest to engineers.

The talk will address the facility as a whole and there will be a chance for questions afterwards.
For details of the Gloucestershire Energy from Waste Facility see web-site at this link.

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UBB’s team will be the UBB Community Liaison Officer, Diane Green, and the GEfWF Maintenance Manager, Andrew Evans, who is responsible for all aspects of plant maintenance. He is a technical specialist in the field of plant condition monitoring.


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