Welcome to Protos Energy Recovery Facility– operated by Encyclis

Protos Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) will provide 500,000 tonnes of annual treatment capacity for non-recyclable waste when it becomes operational.


The facility, currently under construction in a joint development by Encyclis and Biffa, is located near Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, within the Protos strategic energy and resource hub.


In processing non-recyclable residual waste, the Protos ERF will generate up to 49 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 90,000 UK homes.


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What is Energy-from-Waste?

Recovering resources to support the circular economy

Energy-from-Waste is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or steam from the combustion of non-recyclable residual waste.


The process supports the circular economy by recovering resources from household and commercial waste that remains after recycling. Modern facilities like this one generate baseload electricity. The resulting ash can be turned into building materials and enabling extraction of ferrous and non-ferrous metals for reuse.

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