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New waste-to-energy plant finds home in UK

UK-based logistics company AV Dawson has signed a 40-year deal to site a waste-to-energy plant at its Riverside Park base in Middlesbrough.

Greenlight AD Power’s energy plant is the first project in the UK to benefit from the government’s Green Investment Bank (GIB) with funding of £8 million (€9.3 million) matched with private sector funding.

It will be based on the site vacated by bio-fuels firm D1 Oils, which was bought by Dawson in 2009 as part of a move to expand into other sectors.

The anaerobic digestion plant will turn organic waste, such as farm slurry, food waste, and garden cuttings, into clean electricity which will be sent to the National Grid.

‘It’s anticipated that feedstock and by products from the plant will be transported by road, rail and by sea which fits in perfectly with our multi-modal freight transport activities,’ says AV Dawson MD Gary Dawson.