The project

The Stoke Clinical Waste Incineration Facility is currently under construction at Scotia Road Business Park, Tunstall, Stoke on Trent, ST6 4HG. Construction enabling works began in May 2020 and the facility is expected to be operational by August 2021.

The project is a redevelopment and repurposing of a previous biomass power generation facility. Planning consent and an Environmental Permit Application (EPA) is in place to develop a modern, state-of the-art clinical waste incineration facility. The new facility will utilise the majority of the existing structure and will be equipped with best available technology for the process and emissions monitoring and control. 

The facility will play a key role in the UK’s critical infrastructure, providing essential incineration capacity for clinical waste.

The process

The facility will use proven, clean and safe Incinco Limited incineration technology to process up to 16,000 tonnes of clinical waste per annum using a reciprocating grate system.

Heat will be recovered from the process via a modern waste heat recovery boiler. The boiler raises saturated steam, which will be used to generate electricity by means of two Heliex Power Limited steam expanders, complete with generation sets and will provide hot water to wash the clinical waste receptacles. During full operation, the facility will be electrically self-sufficient and excess electricity will be exported to the local electricity distribution network to provide power for the local community.