SANDWELL, United Kingdom
A new energy from waste facility under construction in Sandwell, West Bromwich is already playing an important role in creating green jobs and boosting domestic energy security, according to a new report published this week by CBI Economics.
Commissioned by enfinium, one of the UK’s leading energy from waste businesses, the report measured the economic impact of the company’s operations from its employees through to its extensive supply chain across the UK. enfinium currently transforms 2.3 million tonnes of non-recyclable waste into homegrown energy at four facilities across the UK, with a further two currently in construction, including enfinium Kelvin in Sandwell.
The new analysis found that in 2022:
The report details that enfinium’s local impact in Sandwell goes beyond the creation of skilled, well-paid jobs thanks to the launch of a dedicated Community Fund that covers a wide range of charitable giving. This £50,000 fund provides grants and donations to support areas such as the environment (e.g.: waste reduction/recycling, promotion of clean energy), improved health, safety and wellbeing, social inclusion and education.
Mike Maudsley, Chief Executive Officer at enfinium, said: “The transition to a Net Zero economy represents one of the greatest economic opportunities in the UK’s history. Our modern energy from waste facilities already generate hundreds of millions of pounds of green growth every year and our construction team in Sandwell is already driving regional economic growth in an area that needs stimulus. We’re constructing a West Midlands’ facility that will soon be making a measurable contribution towards battling climate change.”
Andy Street, Mayor for West Midlands, and Chair of the West Midlands Combined Authority, said: “This new analysis demonstrates the investment that leading British companies like enfinium are making in the West Midlands is crucial to delivering a green economy and support the region’s goal to reach net zero by 2041.”
A copy of the CBI Economics report can be downloaded from the enfinium website here.
enfinium is one of the largest energy from waste businesses in the UK and is an industry leader in the conversion of non-recyclable residential and business waste into heat and partially renewable power. enfinium currently has a platform of six (two in construction) strategically located facilities across the UK. Today, enfinium has an annual waste processing capacity of over 2.3 million tonnes, and a total combined electric generating capacity of 265MW (gross) — enough energy to power more than 500,000 UK homes. For more on enfinium, please visit www.enfinium.co.uk.