The facility has been designed to be CHP ready so that future heat demand in the area can be satisfied with a green energy solution.
Feedstock used to power the gasifier will first be processed to recover materials which can be reused, helping the UK meet its waste recycling targets. The process will divert as much as 250,000 tonnes of waste away from landfill sites, ensuring this valuable resource is used sensibly and sustainably.
The development will bring about the regeneration of industrial land and will breathe life back onto the River Hull. It will create approximately 160 jobs during construction and 25 permanent jobs once operational.
An independent consultancy report has estimated carbon savings of around 30,000 tonnes per annum over conventional energy generation and a 71% reduction in traffic after switching the sites away from their previous uses.
The development will support University of Hull students with practical research opportunities and pay an estimated £1,250,000 of business rates per year.