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Garbage Will Power 15,000 Homes

New plant will take 150,000 tons of waste and turn it into 15 megawatts of energy.

This week, Lockheed Martin signed an agreement with CoGen Limited to develop energy-from-waste projects in the UK, and they are going to start with a facility that will convert waste into enough energy to power 15,000 homes.

The new plant in Cardiff, Wales will take 150,000 tons of waste per year and turn it into 15 megawatts of energy. The project should significantly reduce the need for landfills, and construction is expected to begin in 2018, with operations starting in 2020.

CoGen will serve as the owner and developer of the Cardiff project and Lockheed Martin will lead the engineering, procurement, manufacturing and construction of the plant.

The facility will use Concord Blue’s Reformer technology, which converts waste to energy through a process called advanced gasification. The technology can convert nearly any kind of organic waste into clean, sustainable energy.

In addition to the Wales project, Lockheed Martin and CoGen will jointly pursue similar projects, and smaller-scale opportunities to develop energy-from-waste projects for commercial and industrial businesses throughout the U.K.

This is IEN Now with David Mantey.

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