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Organic Recycling extends operations in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire, UK-based composting and consultancy firm Organic Recycling is to expand its site, increasing the technology options available at the Energy and Recycling Park. The news comes after the Lincolnshire County Council approved its planning application earlier this year.

Organic Recycling will now be able to generate enough renewable power to benefit over 1,400 households.

The site already features an in-vessel composting facility and a dry recycling transfer station. The £16 million (€18.2 million) project will feature anaerobic digester and a 1,800kW biomass boiler, providing energy companies with the opportunity to invest in clean energy production with potential revenue of £1.5 million.

'The digestion process is simple and robust and occurs in sealed tunnels that are airtight,' explains Andrew Riddington of Organic Recycling. 'Naturally produced methane is drawn from the tunnel and converted into electricity through a combined heat and power (CHP) unit. Once the site is online and connected to the central network, there will be significant opportunities for utility companies seeking to increase the clean energy capacity of their businesses.'

This extension of operations will see Organic Recycling comply with European regulations, which aim to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill. The construction of an anaerobic digester will help meet the goal set by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which aims to boost the number of anaerobic digestion projects in operation throughout the UK.