Welcome to Earls Gate Energy Centre

Earls Gate Energy Centre is an energy recovery facility in Grangemouth, Scotland, which provides sustainable treatment capacity for up to 216,000 tonnes of residual waste per year.

The Energy-from-Waste facility is jointly owned by Encyclis and Brockwell Energy Ltd, and operated by Hitachi Zosen Innova (HZI).

About the facility

Commencing full-scale commercial operations in 2024, Earls Gate Energy Centre enables up to 216,000 tonnes of non-recyclable commercial and domestic waste every year to be safely and sustainably processed through controlled combustion. This not only reduces the need for landfill, in line with the landfill reduction targets of the Scottish Government, but generates electricity, heat and other resources.

Purpose-built to exacting standards, the facility is set up to produce 22MW of baseload electricity while delivering 33MW of heat to be used by neighbouring industrial plants, which reduces the need to use fossil fuels.

The process is designed not only to generate electricity and heat but recover other resources from the ash that remains, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and material for conversion into aggregates.

Facility partners

Earls Gate Energy Centre is jointly owned by Encyclis and Brockwell Energy Ltd.


Encyclis is a leading provider of Energy-from-Waste infrastructure with highly efficient thermal recycling facilities operating across the UK and Ireland. Encyclis aims to make its operating processes 100% sustainable by 2030, annually diverting over 3 million tonnes of potentially polluting residual waste away from landfills. The company’s portfolio of plants will be generating at least 300 megawatts of sustainable baseload electricity and supplying heat locally while also recovering ash and metals for recycling.

Together with partners, suppliers and local communities, Encyclis strives to set new standards of safety and sustainability, recovering more than energy from waste in support of net zero ambitions.


Brockwell Energy Ltd was formed in 2017 to raise investment capital to develop an £800 million portfolio of energy projects, predominantly in Scotland, on and around former coal mining sites.

Brockwell’s focus is on a range of renewable technologies, including Energy-from-Waste (EfW) and onshore wind. The company is also exploring investment opportunities around other exciting projects such as solar photovoltaics (PV), battery storage and hydrogen, and other flexible generation assets to support the government’s drive towards a low-carbon economy.

How Energy-from-Waste works

Energy-from-waste (EfW) is the process by which non-recyclable, non-hazardous household and commercial waste is used as a fuel to generate electricity. After the separation of recyclable materials, residual waste is what remains.

Before the development of modern energy-from-waste technologies, most residual waste was sent to landfill. Now the same waste can be delivered to energy recovery facilities where it is weighed and tipped directly into a bunker.

The waste is then delivered into combustion chambers heated to above 850°C. The process heats up water in steel tubes within the boiler. The water is converted to superheated steam and delivered to a turbine that continuously generates electricity for onward transmission.

Emissions are filtered and cleaned before being released via tall flue stacks as a vapour. Ash from the furnace is collected separately and taken away for recycling and metal recovery.

Find out more

To find out more about Earls Gate Energy Centre, including latest news, careers and community engagement information, visit the facility website here

You'll find details of how to get in touch directly with the facility team.

Earls Gate Energy Centre, Earls Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8XG


01324 467 888