Host to build AD plant in Ilkeston, UK

Host will build an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Ilkeston, UK.

By treating mainly green waste and liquid food waste at the Stanton Recycling site for Stanton Energy, the AD facility will produce more than 3.5 million Nm3 of biomethane for gas grid injection and distribution annually.

The project is in line with the future UK Government’s strategy of the Green Gas Levy, which aims to increase biomethane ‘green gas’ production and injection into the grid.

Sjaak Klein Gunnewiek, sales manager of biogas projects at Host, said: “We are proud to work together with Stanton Energy and look forward to supplying our technology to tackle waste management challenges and contribute to achieving national energy transition goals.”

The plant, equipped with digestate separation and pasteurisation technology, will process up to 40,000 tonnes of mainly liquid food waste and green waste via AD and membrane biogas upgrading technology.

The annual biomethane production is sufficient to provide over 2,300 families with green gas. Distribution is arranged through Cadent’s gas grid, the UK’s largest distribution network.

“This is an important development for Stanton Recycling to address two key future-proofing agenda items and we are extremely pleased to realise our first project together with Host,” said Thomas Brückner, project developer at Stanton Energy.

“Starting in October, we will process up to 40,000 tons of green waste, food waste, grease, grass, pruning waste and maize silage.

“Biomethane will be of importance to help decarbonise the UK. Based on our experience in Stanton we are keen to realise further projects together with Host in 2021 and 2022.”

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