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Our mission

Working in steel manufacturing, power generation, cement production and brickmaking, WKE is on target to help industries realise their decarbonisation ambitions. Our solid improved recovered fuel (SIRF) pellets can be used like conventional fuel, without major changes to industrial processes. We understand the needs of high-energy users, and the challenges they face when it comes to bringing down carbon emissions. Our SIRF pellets provide a reliable, workable solution.

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We’re excited about the future of energy

For some time now, the energy debate has been polarised. Good, bad. Saint, sinner. The conversation around supporting heavy industry with realistic fuel alternatives has struggled to be heard as the focus has been on other renewable energy sources that aren’t necessarily appropriate for high-energy users. We want to re-energise the energy debate and make it positive and realistic.

Our pellets consist of non-hazardous commercial and industrial waste diverted from landfill. They are easy to transport and store and are a cleaner product when compared with loose and bailed solid recovered fuel (SRF). Everything we produce is independently tested by an accredited laboratory to ensure specification and quality.

Plus, due to the high biomass content (>50%), WKE’s SIRF pellets are a permitted CfD fuel, and using them significantly reduces CO2 when compared with coal and natural gas. We have strong relationships with all of the UK’s major SRF producers and brokers, meaning we can ensure a consistent supply.

Meet the team

Ian Jones


Ian was brought onboard at WKE in June 2021 to help steer the company during...

Craig Jones


Craig has nearly 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing and waste management industries. Previous roles...

Tony Green


Tony is an experienced chief financial officer with a history of working in the renewables...

Christine Wilson

Commercial Manager

Christine has been a waste specialist for more than ten years, joining WKE’s team at...

Rhys Bunker

Financial Controller

Rhys joined the WKE team in early 2022 to support the business’s fast-expanding finance and...
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Backed by Specialist Private Equity Investor – Gresham House

Gresham House Plc is a specialist alternative asset manager providing funds, direct investments and tailored investment solutions across a range of highly differentiated alternative investment strategies.

Gresham House launched its British Strategic Infrastructure Fund (BSIF) in early 2018 to invest in energy storage and other strategic infrastructure assets in the UK.

Latest News

WKE update June 2023

From a commercial aspect the interest we’ve got in our product means that for 2024 we could secure our entire volume for the year, profitability.

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WKE update April 2023 SIRF pellets leaving the dock!

we’ve been shortlisted for an award! We’re up for best Sustainable Alternative Fuels Progress award at the Awards for Excellence 2023.

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Progress at our pelleting plant in Middlesbrough continues at pace.

Lines one and two are now commissioning and producing pellets with line three expected to be commissioned in the coming months.

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CEO update

Progress continues unabated at our plant in Middlesbrough as we approach Q2 in 2023. Line One hot commissioning is advancing, with Line Two due to start at the beginning of March.

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