Redcar Energy Centre’s environmental permit application is “duly made”

Low Carbon and PMAC Energy are pleased to announce that the Redcar Energy Centre’s environmental permit application was recently “duly made” by the Environment Agency (EA). This confirms the EA have all the required information to start the determination process. The shareholders expect determination of the permit to take place before the end of 2023.

The 49MW energy recovery facility is now primed for the final stages of development, prior to construction, having already secured its planning decision from Redcar and Cleveland Council in 2021 and a 50MWe grid connection offer from Northern Power Grid, with energisation available as early as 2026.

In 2022 Redcar Energy Centre was one of 14 projects shortlisted by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (formerly BEIS) as part of the carbon capture sequencing process and it is now geared up to re-submit a bid in the expansion of the East Coast Cluster (Track 1). The energy centre proposes capturing over 90 per cent of the CO2 generated per annum, which equates to over 400,000 tonnes per annum, 50 per cent of which includes biogenic carbon. The project remains ideally located to benefit from the onshore infrastructure being developed by the Northern Endurance Partnership.

The merchant facility will offer both private fuel suppliers and local authorities a low carbon and cost effective method of diverting between 350,000 and 450,000 tonnes per annum of refuse away from UK landfills, and generate up to 49.9MW of clean electricity for the local grid, enough to power over 100,000 homes.

Under the terms of the EA’s permit and planning permission the project can also construct a 200,000 tonne per annum fuel preparation facility, which will improve the flexibility of the Redcar Energy Centre to handle and accept out of specification waste.

Dominic Noel-Johnson, Managing Director, Investments at Low Carbon said: “Low Carbon is delighted that this project has reached another important milestone and is now well placed to enter the next and final stage of its development. We would like to thank the excellent work of Fichtner Consulting Engineers in securing this latest milestone and Redcar Bulk Terminals for their ongoing support of the project, which can play a key role in supporting the decarbonisation of the UK’s largest industrial zone.”

Rob Lewis, Founder and Director of PMAC Energy commented: “Both PMAC Energy and Low Carbon are excited to continue to be part of the industrial regeneration of Teesside. This is an important step in the project’s development and we’re excited for the next stage.”


About Redcar Holdings Limited

Redcar Holdings is a joint venture between Low Carbon and PMAC Energy established to develop a “state-of-the-art” 49MW energy recovery facility, the “Redcar Energy Centre”, designed to divert residual waste away from landfill and recover the energy in the form of both electricity and heat.

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