Lakeside Energy from Waste and O.C.O Technology have signed a 10-year contract to recycle the Air Pollution Control (APC) residues created by the flue gas capture systems at the Colnbrook, Slough, Energy from Waste (EfW) facility. 

The deal further extends the existing relationship between the two businesses.  O.C.O Technology began recycling Lakeside’s APC residues four years ago, a key factor in helping Lakeside become the UK’s first zero waste to landfill EfW in 2017.

Steve Greig, Managing Director of O.C.O Technology, said: “I am delighted we have secured this contract with Lakeside.   It cements the already close relationship between the two businesses and enhances our position as the principal recycler of incineration residues in the UK.”

Danny Coulston, Lakeside Operations Director, said: “This contract underlines our commitment to the sustainable generation of electricity from residual waste materials.  In 2017, we led the way to zero waste to landfill for Energy from Waste facilities and are delighted that this long-term commitment is reflected in the new, 10-year contract with O.C.O Technology.”

The new contract offers the exciting prospect of maintaining the zero waste to landfill industry benchmark over the next decade.

O.C.O Technology is one of the world’s biggest commercial carbon capture and utilisation businesses, with three operational facilities in the UK and three active development projects overseas.  Its Accelerated Carbonation Technology (ACT) process uses waste carbon dioxide gas as a resource to transform the APC residues into the world’s first truly carbon-negative aggregate.

The O.C.O Technology plant in Leeds