Oliver Heath endorses gasification waste-to-energy project
Eco-designer Oliver Heath has backed plans for an energy centre that will power local businesses and homes in Northamptonshire.
When built, the Magnetic Park Energy Centre will utilise combined heat and power (CHP) through gasification to generate renewable energy from residual waste.
A launch event was held yesterday (March 1) in Desborough where Oliver Heath gave a keynote address on whetherowning an eco-home automatically leads to an eco-lifestyle.
He said: "I have spent many years promoting the 3R's - reduce, reuse, recycle - as an integral element of a sustainable approach to both individual living and to communities. I am delighted to see a fourth R - recovery - scheme such as this come into the public domain for consultation."
In April 2011 an outline planning application was submitted to Kettering Borough Council for a residential-led, mixed use development on the land to the north of the town.
The proposal highlighted an energy centre as a sustainable solution for the supply of heat and power to new homes and existing businesses as well as a sustainable method of treating residual waste.
The facility will be built by Origin Renewable Energy, a company who aims to deliver localised renewable energy capacity to new developments in the UK.