Solvert Plans Biomass Chemical Plant in UK

Solvert is planning to invest £100m ($160m) to build a plant to produce industrial chemicals from domestic and commercial waste in Teeside, UK.

The company is looking to use organic waste to produce hydrogen, n-butanol and acetone, which is usually produced from non-renewable petrochemical sources.

Spoilage from supermarkets and leftover food from restaurants kitchens are among the sources to be used.

So far, Solvert has secured $349,000 in financing from the Finance for Business North East Proof-of-Concept Fund, and grant support from Business Link and the North East Process Industry Cluster.

The proposed plant would be built in four phases.