Wastefront’s Sunderland Plans Approved
Wastefront a Step Closer to Operation
Wastefront AS, has had its plans for a tyre pyrolysis plant in Sunderland approved.
Construction on the development is expected to begin this year, with company executives confident that the plant will be in commercial operation by 2024, creating around 100 skilled jobs.
The firm’s decision to invest in Port of Sunderland was influenced by co-founder and director, Christian A. Hvamstad, an alumnus of the University of Sunderland.
He said; “Our ambition is to create a green global industrial platform for dealing with waste issues, and a crucial element of sustainable waste handling is to be able to do so locally. Wastefront’s first UK plant will represent a valuable contribution to a cleaner future by dealing with a specific waste problem, where end-of-life tyres no longer end up in landfills in overseas countries, but instead are converted into useful commodities that can be used within the region.”
In advance of building the plant, Wastefront had signed a 10-year offtake agreement with Vitol – one of the world’s largest independent oil traders.