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New UK AD plant using food waste to open in 2020

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A new 70,000 tonne-per-year capacity anaerobic digestion facility will open in Tyne and Wear, UK in February 2020. The plant, which was developed by Wardley Biogas, will generate enough heat for 1,950 homes using food sourced from commercial properties across Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Sunderland.

The AD plant is the result of a joint venture between waste management company GAP Organics and renewable energy funding provider Privilege Finance. According to a report by letsrecycle.com, in September, an agreement was formed with Keenan Recycling to source the food waste.

The new facility was due to be completed in December; however, the project had to be delayed while the operators wait for an Environmental Permit.