Weltec chosen for AD plant expansion in UK
Eco Sustainable Solutions, the owner of a food waste AD plant in Dorset, UK, is expanding the facility with the addition of a further 1.1MW of food waste processing capacity.
The expansion contract has been awarded to Weltec Biopower UK, which built the original Eco-Dorset AD plant and commissioned it in 2012. The extension will be completed by the end of this year.
The plant is fed by local authority food waste as well as out of date food products which, prior to digestion, are unpackaged, sorted and pasteurised at the site. After the extension, approximately 37,000 tonnes per year of food waste will generate an electrical output of 1.6MW.
Electricity generated at the plant, as well as excess gas, is fed to an adjacent feed mill. When the mill is not operational, the power is fed to the National Grid. The digestate produced by the plant, which is in the process of gaining PAS 110 accreditation, is collected and used by local farmers.