MeadWestvaco forms partnership for generation of biogas

MeadWestvaco, a Richmond, Canada-based company dedicated to manufacturing paper and plastics, has joined forces with waste management company VOW Resources and Zera Energy that will see the construction of a biogas plant.

While VOW will design and test the process which will be used in the new plant, Zera has been contracted to construct and operate the facility. If the build proves to make economic sense and is successful MeadWestvaco will provide the technology for the treatment of waste water.

It has been decided that the biogas plant will be located adjacent to MeadWestvaco’s paper and plastics mill and is set to break ground in November this year.

According to the company, 30 construction jobs will be available, in addition to 12 full-time positions when the facility becomes operational.

MeadWestvaco’s VP Jim Gresham said: ‘We anticipate numerous benefits from this collaborative effort, including reducing consumption of water and natural gas, lowering our landfill requirements and creating valuable organic fertiliser.’

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