Energy Recovery Facility (ERFs) are helping local authorities across the UK to reduce the amount of waste they send to landfill and to meet their waste reduction and sustainable energy goals.
Completed in 2013, the Staffordshire facility in Wolverhampton is one of the first new generation ERFs; the facility can process 300,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste each year to produce 23Mw of energy providing power to 32,000 homes. With spans as high as 43 metres, 6.5 metre deep galvanized steel trusses were used with great effect in the boiler hall. The large curved roof is partially covered with sedum to help the structure blend in with its environment and also to increase biodiversity.
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