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SIMEC Atlantis Energy (Atlantis) is a company busy racking up world firsts. Announcing its latest milestone moment today, the international harbinger of future energy systems is transforming a coal-fired power station into one capable of running on fuel pellets made from waste.

In a pilot project at Uskmouth power station in England, Atlantis has successfully produced 100 tonnes of fuel pellets, paving the way for Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH to carry out large scale final testing’. The pellets are manufactured by N+P Group, a fuel specialist in the Netherlands, and are made from 50% biogenic waste material, like paper and cardboard, which usually ends up in landfill.

“This project is the world’s first example of a coal-fired power station being repurposed to run on 100% waste derived fuel pellets and the results of this test will potentially have material implications for the way plastic waste, and aging coal fired power stations, are managed globally in the future,” said Tim Cornelius, CEO of SIMEC Atlantis Energy.

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Susan is the co-founder of Innovators Magazine and a consultant for OnePoint5 Media. Susan is also a member of the UNFCCC-led Resilience Frontiers Nexus group and a board member of the APOPO Foundation UK.

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