Funding secured for Teesside pellet plant

Green Knot pellets are the future of fuel

Roger Ferguson, founder of Waste Knot Energy

Roger Ferguson, founder of Waste Knot Energy, said: The circular economy demands that we re-use materials wherever possible and landfill should always be avoided.

Green Knot pellets are the future of fuel, to sit alongside other sustainable power generation.

Waste Knot Energy says it will use solid recovered fuel (SRF) as a raw material, sourced from regional suppliers.


It is estimated the plant will manufacture in excess of 240,000 tonnes of fuel pellets each year, which will be transported within the UK by rail or exported by ship.

Once completed, the plant will create more than 20 full time jobs.

It is being developed on a brownfield site owned by AV Dawson, a Teesside-based freight logistics specialist with a 40-hectare port facility in Middlesbrough.

The citys mayor, Andy Preston, said: This is very positive for Middlesbrough, bringing investment and jobs to the town and enabling AV Dawson, as one of the largest family businesses in the area, to take the next step in its plans for growth.

Tees Valley

Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen said: It is fantastic to see Teesside landing the first plant for this exciting new project. Whether it is Net Zero Teesside, e-scooters or pioneering the use of hydrogen across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool we are developing the technologies of the future and creating sustainable good quality well paid local jobs for local workers.

Some of the Subcoal pellets produced by N+P Group at a nearby plant

This amazing news further supports our ambitions to drive forward the clean energy agenda, further cementing our regions reputation as an innovator and world leader in decarbonisation.

Tees Valley already hosts a facility run by Dutch alternative fuel firm N+P Group which produces higher grade SRF/RDF pellets, known as Subcoal (see story). These pellets are produced from residual non-recyclable waste and used as fuel in energy-intensive industries.

Post time: Apr-30-2021

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