Council leaders have hailed the findings of a study which they say endorses their waste management proposals for West Norfolk.
A report into the Material Works technology, which would treat all of the borough’s black bin waste, is sound.
And West Norfolk Council chiefs are now hoping a plant could be operational next spring.
Brian Long, West Norfolk Council’s deputy leader, said: “This is great news.
“We always had faith in this technology, but this report will give assurances to any doubting Thomas’s who felt it was just too good to be true.”
The council agreed a 16-year contract with the Material Works consortium to deal with the borough’s black bin waste last December.
Their process uses an anaerobic digestion process to turn most household waste until a material called omnicite, which can then be used to make a range of plastic products, including roof materials, fencing and pallets.
However, the council said that an independent study of the technology had to be carried out as part of the arrangement.
Robin Plummer International Quality Management was commissioned by the authority to undertake the review, the findings of which were announced on Thursday afternoon.
The report confirmed that the technology is sound, that there are no concerns regarding the scale-ability of the technology and that there are sufficient end markets for the products produced from the process.
The council says that Material Works are in the process of identifying a suitable site for a plant before a planning application is submitted.
The news may also be seen as a boost to the fight against the proposed Lynn incinerator, for which a public inquiry opens in two weeks’ time.