Wastefront is developing a waste tyre recovery project in Sunderland (UK) to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel and Sustainable Chemicals. The project is being developed to live up to our sustainability mission, and we are proving that a circular economy is good for both the environment and our economy. At full capacity, the Sunderland plant will be Europe’s largest Tyres-to-Fuel facility, offsetting 2.7 million mt of CO2 over its lifetime. At the same time, Wastefront has an exceptional EU Taxonomy alignment of 80-100%.
SAF derived from HEFA has limited growth potential because of feedstock availability and mandates. Whereas the Wastefront Sunderland plant will be able to process around 80,000 tonnes per year of end-of-life car and truck tyre material. Every year it will avoid the pollution of landfilling or incineration. It will generate its own sustainable power, further contributing to the reduction in emissions. The project is based on a Wastefront proprietary configuration - the Wastefront Blueprint - developed with its partners. An ambitious ongoing technology development program will ensure that the plant continues to benefit from the latest available technology improvements.
The project will be developed in close collaboration with the Port of Sunderland, the local community, environmental agencies, and other stakeholders to ensure positive local and global contribution. The project will generate substantial investment and jobs, and will use the port facilities to export products.