AquaCritox Reaps Renewable Obligation Credits

CORK, 0, IE - September 4, 2012 - - The recent banding review under DECC’s Renewables Obligation (RO) has seen SCFI’s world-first AquaCritox technology awarded the highest level of financial support available for waste to energy technologies.

Under the definitions for the new ‘advanced conversion technologies’ RO band, between 2013 and 2015 the sustainable wet waste destruction technology is eligible to receive 2 ROCs per MWh of renewable electricity generated, which will later evolve to 1.9 ROCs in 2015/16 and 1.8 in 2016/17. Comments SCFI chief operating officer David Kerr: “We’re delighted that AquaCritox can receive the maximum number of RO certificates (ROCs) under the scheme. This is a clear acknowledgement of the technology’s high efficiency and deployment potential, as well as its ability to help contribute towards long-term carbon reduction targets in the UK.”

AquaCritox technology fully destructs wet organic waste in an economical, sustainable process while simultaneously generating renewable energy. It offers an attractive alternative to current methods of incineration, landfill and land-spreading, delivering 99.99%+ destruction of organic waste safely, without generating any hazardous emissions or odours. As well as reducing the carbon footprint of a plant, AquaCritox recovers valuable by-products and is the first technology to have a positive energy balance from processing wet waste. Adds Kerr: “The disposal of wet waste is a major commercial, social and environmental problem for the waste sector globally and there is a vital need for a sustainable, effective and commercially viable solution. AquaCritox does just this and with ROC support granted for 20 years, it is now an even more compelling option for the industry, offering long-term certainty and financial stability for investors.” The RO scheme is expected to continue to make a powerful impact on the UK’s economy, driving rapid growth in large-scale renewable electricity generation, reducing consumer bills, ensuring energy security and helping meet 2020 carbon reduction targets.


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