An anaerobic digestion plant has been given the go-ahead to be built in Warwickshire.
The plant will be owned and operated by BiogenGreenfinch, will treat up to 45,000 tonnes of food waste per year from households, food manufacturers and retailers and will produce enough electricity to meet the annual demand of up to 2,000 homes.
BiogenGreenfinch chief executive Richard Barker said: “This is a definite ‘win-win-win’ project – we are diverting food waste from landfill, we are generating renewable electricity for the national grid and also delivering a fantastic biofertiliser for crops on the land around the plant. We look forward to working with local food waste producers in the coming months and years to make this plant a success”
BiogenGreenfinch already runs anaerobic digestion plants in Shropshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.