An anaerobic digestion plant to be built in Nottinghamshire has secured an investment worth £13 million.
The new facility, which is expected to have a capacity of 2.2MW, will power a combined heat and power plant, supplying electricity and heat to local businesses and any surplus electricity will be supplied to the country’s grid.
It will use poultry litter, straw and other agricultural feedstock from adjacent farms.
The plant is expected to generate around 16,300MWh of green electricity per year – equivalent to powering 4,000 homes.
It will also cut around 6,900 tonnes of carbon emissions annually.
The site will also generate 16,000 tonnes per year of a recycled digestate bi-product, to be used as compost on local farms.
The Green Investment Bank (GIB) is funding £6.6 million through the Foresight-managed Recycling and Waste LP (RAW) Fund.
Edward Northam, Head of Investment Banking at the GIB said: “Anaerobic digestion is widely recognised as one of the most effective ways of processing organic waste. AD facilities have an important role to play in the development of a circular economy in the UK.”
Last week we reported on a huge Columbian egg farm also using chicken maure for AD generated power.