Countdown for Malaby’s biogas plant developments

In the UK, Malaby Biogas is waiting for the go ahead from Wiltshire council after plans for a biogas plant have now been submitted and validated.

The company is the anaerobic digestion (AD) division of property development firm Malaby Martin and wants to create a 680kW biogas refinery at Bore Hill farm, near Warminster, UK. The proposals, if accepted, will see the introduction of a biogas plant on the site as well as the redevelopment of farm buildings.

Thomas Minter of Malaby Biogas said: ‘This site has been chosen because it is very close to existing infrastructure and it is a redundant site. These proposals will bring it back to economic use.’

Using AD and combined heat and power (CHP) technology, the facility would process 5,000 tonnes of animal slurry and 12,000 – 15,000 tonnes of food waste to generate heat and power. Most of this will be consumed on the farm with any oversupply being transported to the local electricity grid. The plant is expected to produce enough renewable electricity to power around 1,000 homes.

The council plans to have made a decision on the development by 25 June this year.

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