Dutch waste-derived fuels specialist N+P Group is to play a key role in supplying feedstock to a sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) plant being planned by the Saudi company Alfanar in the UK. N+P announced on Monday that it would work together with the plant construction and engineering company to source 1 million tonnes of waste from local authorities and waste management companies.
The main part of the project site in Teesside in Northern England was partially developed by Air Products, which had intended to build an energy from waste (EfW) facility using plasma gasification technology at the site. However, construction works were suspended in 2015 and early in the following year Air Products announced that it would be exiting the energy from waste market in the UK.
N+P has previously indicated a desire to expand its footprint in the UK. Early last year, it purchased a former Viridor materials recycling facility (MRF) in Crayford which would produce input material for its alternative fuel processing plant at Teesside.