Waste treatment, technology & infrastructure

To use waste as a resource it is necessary to develop new sorting and reprocessing infrastructure appropriate to what the waste stream will look like, not just now, but in 10 to 20 years' time.

In October 2010, Lord Sassoon wrote in his foreword to the National Infrastructure Plan 'We face an unprecedented series of challenges. Stretching carbon reduction targets and the need to ensure long-term energy security require a revolution in our energy generation mix. We need to maintain our transport, water and waste systems in the face of growing demand and the impact of climate change and of other threats and hazards. We need a clear analysis of the increasing inter-dependencies between networks and of the resulting opportunities for innovation. We need to maintain and grow the national intellectual capital for the UK to be a winner in the global knowledge economy.’

To deliver your needs there is a growing role for new technologies, especially those that are able to produce energy from waste without direct combustion, such as gasification, pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion, and those that sort material streams for further processing, such as MRFs and MBT facilities.

Our team provides an impressive combination of operational, regulatory, commercial and technical know-how and can identify and evaluate commercial opportunities and risks for technology providers and those looking to invest into capital infrastructure. In particular, our clients value our in-depth experience in assessing feedstock availability, product outlets, competition and trends in market pricing and structure.

Our main areas of focus are:

To find out more, or to discuss a project with us, please contact Claudia Amos on 020 7936 9760 or claudia.amos@lrsconsultancy.com.