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TEG awarded grant

The first anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to be constructed in London, UK has received a grant from the London Waste and Recycling Board.

Dedicated to developing and operating energy projects, TEG is behind the Dagenham-based facility. The £1.9 million (€2.2 million) grant will help TEG develop the 30,000 tonne-a-year AD plant, in addition to a 20,000 tonne silo cage in-vessel composting plant.

This combination of technologies will result in the plant having the ability to process 50,000 tonnes a year of landfill waste, including food and garden waste.

The development will cost in the region on £15 million.

‘Recycling of food and green waste is becoming a national priority and with such a large population in London the local need for these facilities is pressing,’ said TEG’s CEO Michael Fishwick. ‘TEG’s plant will produce renewable energy and high quality fertiliser, maximising the potential benefit from the carbon in these waste streams.’