FCC Environment takes first step to micro-power at Lancashire landfill

20 Feb 2014 20:34

Leading recycling and waste management company FCC Environment has begun operating a micro-turbine at its Deerplay landfill site on the outskirts of Burnley Lancashire. 

FCC Environment is the largest landfill operator in the UK counting some 120 operational and former landfill sites in its property portfolio.

“The move to using a micro-turbine provides viable power production long after conventional power generation has ceased, delivering considerable energy efficiencies and reduced emissions compared to a gas engine, and its modular design makes it suitable for most applications.” Says FCC Environment’s Senior Environment Manager Shaun Trigg.

“There are only one or two other examples of micro-turbines operating on landfill sites in the UK and ours is the most modern and efficient. We are constantly looking at ways of reducing our impact on the environment and maximising the value of the resources we have available.

“Micro-turbines are likely to become more numerous in the future simply because of the efficiencies they provide.” Concluded Trigg.

The micro-turbine, a Turbec T100 which can be CHP enabled, has been supplied and installed by Cheshire-based company Newenco.

With just one single moving part – the turbine fan – micro-turbines can operate at 80 per cent efficiency and require significantly less maintenance compared to a standard gas engine.

Notes for editors:

From waste to resource.  FCC Environment is a leading UK waste and resource management company, and is part of a global group with a strong heritage in providing services for communities and business.  Our vision is to be the environmental company of choice, delivering change for a sustainable future.  We offer: 

Municipal services  

Business waste solutions


Green energy

Waste processing and disposal

We employ 2,400 people and operate more than 200 facilities across England, Scotland and Wales.


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