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.