New waste-burning energy plant plan put to Boston public

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Public consultation events are being held by a company planning a power generating plant in Boston which will use refuse derived fuel (RDF) to generate renewable energy.

The Boston Alternative Energy Facility, proposed for a site at the Riverside Industrial Estate, will generate 102 MW of electricity, of which 80 MW will be exported to the National Grid; enough to power the equivalent of more than 185,000 homes. The remainder will be used to power the facility.

The events are a chance for the community to find out more and comment on the proposals; helping to shape the plans for the facility.

A Development Consent Order application, which has to receive central Government approval, is expected to be submitted next year. The site is adjacent to the Boston Biomass facility on the bank of The Haven, which is currently under construction.

The application will include a purpose-built wharf for non-recyclable waste material to be delivered by ship, rather than road. The plant will process one million tonnes of refuse-derived fuel a year, which will come from all over the UK.

Information days are to be held from 2pm to 8pm at the White Hart in Boston on Friday, September 14; St Nicholas Community Centre, Fishtoft Road, Skirbeck, on Saturday, September 15; Black Sluice Lock Cottages, London  Road, Boston, on Wednesday, September 19; Fishtoft Pavilion, on Thursday, September 20; and Frampton Church Hall on Friday, September 21.