Plans for a multimillion-pound waste reprocessing plant on Teesside which will create 50 jobs have been unveiled.
Power company Sembcorp UK and waste management firm Sita UK want to build the energy recovery facility at the Wilton International site in Redcar.
The plant would reprocess non-hazardous business and household waste into renewable energy.
The firms said the green development would also help reduce carbon emissions.
Leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council George Dunning welcomed the plans.
He said: "The renewable energy sector is thriving on Teesside and this latest news is extremely welcome from both an environmental and economic point of view.
"The area already boasts a world-class workforce in this particular field and I am delighted at the prospect of the addition of 50 new jobs.
"Diverting hundreds of thousands of tonnes of non-hazardous office and household waste away from landfill each year also underlines Teesside's credentials as a genuine leader in waste processing."
- 28 July 2010
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