Biogas facility in Bristol first to use food waste feedstock

The first food waste to power plant in Bristol, UK opened this December.

The facility is operated by Geneco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water, with the anaerobic digestors provided by technology business Monsal. It took less than a year to construct and can generate 10GWh, enough power for almost 3,000 homes.

‘The opening of the food waste plant builds on our experience of using anaerobic digestion to treat sewage sludge and generate power,’ explains Geneco general manager Mohammed Saddiq.

'Through this investment we will produce significantly more renewable energy, while also providing a sustainable solution for dealing with food waste which traditionally goes to landfill.’

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