London recycling board invites bids for waste infrastructure grants
London-based waste projects seeking funding are invited to apply for the second round of funding from the London Waste & Recycling Board's £16M waste infrastructure fund.
The board (LWARB) is inviting expressions of interest from those projects that meet its funding criteria. LWARB has a particular interest in schemes located outside of east London as well as those that help to bridge the capacity gap in the capital.
Innovative waste solutions, such as hydrogen fuel cells, gas to grid, and waste-derived transport fuels, will also be considered. LWARB says it will be flexible in its approach to distributing funding including loans or equity investment, depending on project requirements.
As well as providing funding, the programme will build partnerships with various parties such as technology providers, off-takers and fuel suppliers. Proposals will go through an initial assessment before being evaluated.
LWARB's chair, James Cleverly, said: "Having established ourselves in the market, LWARB now has a tighter focus on the types of projects that we will support. In addition, the board is looking forward to investing in some ground-breaking waste technologies to showcase in the capital."
To date, the board has helped fund a significant amount of waste infrastructure, the majority of it located in east London including a gasification plant and London's first anaerobic digestion plant. It is now looking to achieve a wider geographical spread of waste facilities across the capital.
The deadline for submission of expressions of interest is30 September. See here for further details.