Site Visit


Any booking made after we have reached capacity will be added to a waiting list.
A refund will be given to anyone we cannot accommodate. 


The Energy from Waste conference programme drills down into the details of decarbonization, resource management and future directions for waste to energy and we are therefore delighted to have a pre-event site visit.

Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd (ASBL) has built a plant that converts 10,000 tonnes of waste per annum into 21GWh of biomethane or hydrogen while capturing 6,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. This is the first plant in the world to use gasification to produce an advanced biofuel from household waste while generating negative carbon emissions through bioenergy with carbon capture and storage.

The tour of the plant will allow visitors to see the gasification, syngas treatment, catalytic conversion and carbon capture technologies used at the facility. The Chief Executive of ABSL will provide a presentation on the technology and take questions from visitors.

Please note, the Site Visit is only available to booked attendees -


  • 09.00 meet at Gloucester Road tube station, where you will be greeted by an EfW team member and your coach driver
  • 09:15 departure
  • 11.00 approx. arrival at the ABSL plant in Swindon
  • Coffee/Tea on arrival
  • Presentation, tour, and the opportunity for questions
  • Provided light lunch at the plant
  • 13.00 approx. departure back to London
  • 14.30/ 15.00 approx. arrive back at Gloucester Road tube station

Attendees need to know the following:

Attendees must meet promptly at 09.00 outside Gloucester Road tube station.
Look out for the person holding an Energy from Waste logo sign.
The coach will leave promptly on 09.15 and will not be able to wait.
Attendees must bring their own PPE – hard hat, hard toed boots and hi viz jacket.

- ABSL will provide ear defenders.
- Attendees do not need gloves or goggles.
- Attendees will have to place their phones and all photo equipment in a named, secure area during the visit. (Photos are not allowed on site.)
Maximum number of attendees will be 15.
Refreshments will be provided on arrival.

A light sandwich lunch will be provided, if you have any dietary requirements, please let us know beforehand.

The visit will include a presentation and a tour in small groups.