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Anaerobic digester plant opens in West Yorkshire

Clayton Hall Farm in West Yorkshire, UK has invested in a £1.6 million (€1.9 million) anaerobic digestion plant which is anticipated to pay itself off within five years.

The plant uses a digester which creates gas that activates a generator that supplies 400KW of electricity to the grid, heating farm buildings in the local area.

The feedstock used will be food waste from local businesses, who will give the scraps to the farm as an alternative to taking it to the landfill.

It is the thought to be the first plant of its kind in West Yorkshire and was built by CO2Sense, a company that loaned the farmer, Neil Gemmell, £600,000 to build the plant which he will repay once it begins to make a profit.