Green Energy Project in Essex to Generate 1,150 jobs

With Solena Fuels building a multi-million pound energy plant at the Thames Enterprise Park about 1000 construction jobs along with 150 permanent employment options will be created in Essex. This plant will be turning waste into fuel for jets.

The plant will be using 575,000 tonnes of waste which usually lands up in landfills or in incinerators to generate fuel that could be about 16 million gallons.

The conversion process will use the technology of high temperature plasma gasification which will turn the rubbish into synthetic gas which will further be converted into liquid hydrocarbons.

The company will be working with the British Airways to supply fuel for its flight at London City Airport.

The construction of the 'GreenSky' plant, as it is being called will begin sometime in the next twelve months and is expected to be finished by 2017.

Willie Walsh the chief executive of IAG, which is the parent company of British Airways stated, "The sustainable jet fuel produced each year will be enough to power our flights from London City Airport twice over, with carbon savings the equivalent of taking 150,000 cars off the road."