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Waste Knot Energy in final negotiations over supply of alternative fuel pellets

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Waste Knot Energy (WKE) is currently in the final stage of negotiations with several large-scale industrial fuel users in the UK, Europe and MENA region for the supply of its alternative fuel pellets. The proposed plants (eight around the UK), each costing about £30 million, will have the capability of manufacturing more than 2 million t of fuel pellets per year that have an average NCV of > 24MJ/Kg, making them able to compete with traditional fossil fuels.

Derived entirely from UK commercial and industrial waste, WKE’s Green Knot pellets are both ‘green’ and offer savings of up to 50% on the cost of energy when compared with fossil fuels, as well as substantially reducing CO2 emissions.

The pellet specifications are strictly controlled, so users can be assured of a consistent quality, and being in a hard pellet form allows the product to be transported cost-effectively. They can be handled and stored in the same way as coal, requiring no additional changes to burners or fuel processing methods.

For UK-based users, there is an additional advantage – transport costs are much lower compared with pellets sourced from abroad.

The first plant has started construction on the site of AV Dawson in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, with easy access to a network of ships and trucks.

“We’re delighted to have had such a positive response,” commented Roger Ferguson, Managing Director and a founder of Waste Knot Energy. “Our plants will be able to supply large volumes of a reliable, high quality green alternative to coal and pet-coke that could be game-changing for the cement, steel and power-generating industries.”

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