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Biogas plant for Bernard Matthews

Turkey manufacturer Bernard Matthews is developing a biogas plant at its factory
Turkey manufacturer Bernard Matthews is developing a biogas plant at its factory

Turkey producer Bernard Matthews is looking to become more self-sufficient with the installation of a biogas plant at its factory in Suffolk, UK.

The £4 million (€4.7 million) AD plant will produce heat and power for the factory's onsite operations from 28,000 tonnes of poultry effluent, blood fluids and fat.

It is hoped the new facility will supply 13% of the factory's electricity and 10% of its heat requirements, as well as slashing the number of lorry journeys by 1,200.

The turkey giant must now submit a planning application to Waveney District Council. If the proposal in approved, Bernard Matthews will break ground on the biogas plant next year, with operations due to start in April 2013.

Turkey manufacturer Bernard Matthews is developing a biogas plant at its factory