Work starts on green plant

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GREEN energy company Local Generation has started building its first Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in March.

The plant will transform 30,000 tonnes of both packaged and unpackaged food waste each year into clean, green energy and will be fully operational later this year.

Nick Waterman, director of Local Generation, said: “This is an exciting time for the Local Generation business. It is all systems go now to get our first AD plant up and running.

“We are really looking forward to seeing our plant take shape.”

He added that the team are looking forward to establishing a sustainable alternative to landfill that will benefit the region’s economy and its ecology.

The project received support and a Capital Grant from the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

Sales and marketing leader for Local Generation, Dawn Terry, said the company will be posting regular updates in the News section of its website (www.localgeneration.co.uk) to keep the local community updated with progress on the plant.

Anaerobic Digestion is a series of processes in which micro-organisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. The process produces a methane and carbon dioxide rich biogas suitable for energy production.

Local Generation is looking to establish new relationships with waste providers who would like to use an alternative solution to landfill. If you are interested, contact them through the website.