Two biogas plants to come online in UK

Biogas plant engineering firm Weltec is to open two new UK-based biomass plants later this year, one in Londonderry, Northern Ireland and another in Leicester.

The Londonderry project is a 500kW AD plant for industrial meat processing company Foyle Food Group. This plant, comprising a 3,000m3 stainless steel digester, will handle waste from the company's abattoirs in the vicinity, including stomach contents and flotation fat. On site, Weltec has integrated a hygienisation unit, a 530m3 digestate storage unit and its MultiMix input system.

In Leicester, a 500kW agricultural biogas plant will use a conventional mix of renewable raw materials. The operator, an agricultural contractor with its own cropping farm, mainly uses maize silage as substrate.

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