Welcome to Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility– operated by Encyclis

Newhurst Energy Recovery Facility (ERF) near Shepshed, Leicestershire, provides sustainable treatment capacity for up to 350,000 tonnes of residual waste per year, generating up to 42 megawatts of energy – which is enough to power around 80,000 homes.


The new facility, jointly developed by Biffa and Encyclis, began full operations in June 2023 after three years under construction.


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What is Energy-from-Waste?

Recovering resources to support the circular economy

Energy-from-Waste is the process of generating energy in the form of electricity and/or steam from the combustion of non-recyclable residual waste.


We support the circular economy by recovering resources from household and commercial waste that remains after recycling. Modern facilities like ours generate baseload electricity and create hot water for district heat networks, as well as supplying ash that can be turned into building materials and enabling extraction of ferrous and non-ferrous metals for reuse.


A better way of life in the local area

We strive to make a positive impact on the community and environment around us. We engage with the community in a number of ways and support local projects.