What is Renescience and how does it benefit us all?

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If you think about how much the population is increasing and how much waste each of us produces, it´s clear we need new and innovative solutions for managing waste. Much of our rubbish could be re-cycled, in fact up to 84% of a typical average household.

The answer is not to dump it in ever expanding landfills or to burn it. The answer is to use innovative technologies to recycle more of the waste we produce. To turn it into something we can re-use, supporting a circular economy.

That is exactly what Renescience technology does.

Using enzymes, mechanical sorting, recycled water and anaerobic digestion, Renescience separates household waste into recyclables and turns it into green energy. The benefits are wide reaching.

Supporting a circular economy

Steering away from a “take, make, and dispose” energy model, Renescience restores and regenerates which maximises energy outputs while also minimising harmful emissions in the process.

What is Renescience?

It's a world-first bio plant that turns unsorted household waste into energy. Watch the video to learn more.

Recycles more

Using Renescience technology, there is no requirement for shredding, compared to source separation or incineration. This allows for a high capture rate of the biomass and recycling of materials. Furthermore, it complements dry source separation by households to push up recycling rates further.

Makes life easier

Renescience is a simpler and more efficient process than traditional waste management options. It makes our lives easier. It extracts as much of the useful waste as possible and deals with it in the most appropriate manner.

Saves money

The collection system for Renescience is simpler than those for organic source separation systems so cost savings can be achieved. Additionally, Biogas is often incentivised by government schemes enabling even higher margins or reductions of gate-fees when competing in waste tenders.

Creates jobs

Renescience Northwich, a world first full-scale bio plant, has employed up to 150 local people in its construction and will create approx. 25 full-time jobs once it´s operational.

Creates valuable resources

Bioliquid used in the Renescience process is highly suitable for biogas production and a host of other chemical products. Metals and other high-grade plastics are also recycled

Reduces air pollution.

Renescience reduces the need for incineration and therefore helps cut air pollution significantly. Under EU regulation, biomass is considered CO2-neutral.

Northwich plant

  • 5 MW of baseload electricity generation

  • Creates clean recyclable material (plastic and metals), that can be used to make new plastic and metal based products    
  • Clean inerts/gravel will be produced for use e.g. road construction
  • A by-product of the process – called digestate - can be used as a top-soil to fertilise non-food short rotation energy crops such as willow and miscanthus.
  • The non-recyclable parts such as shoes, pieces of wood, textiles, foils with no recycling interest etc. will become fuel material for cement kilns and/or incineration plants elsewhere.

Renescience technology as a service

Renescience can act as a” stand-alone” or” front-end” solution to various projects.

It can be used in combination with pre-sorting in households to achieve a much higher recycling rate, or it can be used instead of source sorting where more relevant.

Investment in technologies like Renescience help to achieve long-term profitable growth opportunities and value for communities.

Are you from the Northwich area and want to know more about Renescience?

We want to ensure that we can connect with you on the Renescience project. So, we've formed a Local Liaison Committee so we can answer any questions and get your feedback.

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