Emerald Biogas’ new facility ‘online by July’

A new £8 million (€9.3 million) anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is well under development in County Durham, UK.

Emerald Biogas claim the commercial food waste facility, to be based at Newton Aycliffe industrial estate, will be the first in the north east of England. It will process 50,000 tonnes of food waste a year sourced across the north east and generate renewable energy for the local area.

‘We have invested in the latest AD technology which will result in a better quality product and will also enable the facility to expand further,’ says Emerald Biogas director Ian Bainbridge, who reveals the company hopes the facility will by fully operational by July.

The excess heat generated during the plant processes will also be used across the industrial estate where the facility will be located.

Funding for the project was provided by HSBC, WRAP and the Rural Development Programme for England.

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