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Bristol homes could be fuelled by waste incinerator

By District Energy posted 12-08-2022 12:46


BBC News


Homes connected to new district heat networks could be fuelled by burning rubbish in an incinerator.

Costing up to £100m, a 12-mile (20km) heat main pipe is planned to run through Bristol to an energy-from-waste plant in Avonmouth.

A key part of the City Leap deal between Bristol City Council, Ameresco and Vattenfall, the plans aim to cut the city's carbon emissions.

It is one of a raft of projects including rolling out heat pumps.

Under the City Leap deal, at least £424m will be spent over the next five years on expanding the district heat network, retrofitting homes with insulations and building new renewable energy generators.

US firm Ameresco will lead the majority of the work while Swedish company Vattenfall will be responsible for installing the heat main from Avonmouth, past Cribbs Causeway and Southmead Hospital, then down through St Jude's to Old Market.

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