Welsh rubbish will be used to create nearly 1MW of electricity at a new anaerobic digestion plant. Household food waste from three Welsh councils will be recycled at the £7.5m facility, built by organic waste specialists TEG Environmental and energy company Alkane Energy.
The plant, which will be built in a former abattoir near St Asaph, will process 20,000 tonnes of food waste per year, making enough energy to power 2,000 homes, as well as 19,000 tonnes of organic fertiliser.
The new plant is being created under the Welsh Government’s programme for local authorities to recycle food waste into electricity and fertiliser. Sharon Frobisher, a Denbighshire County Councillor said: “The facility is a vital piece in the jigsaw to enable us to recycle even more food waste from our households.”