Oxfordshire Council builds AD plant

Oxfordshire County Council has become one of the first local authorities in the UK to establish a purpose-built anaerobic digestion plant. The 30,000-tonne food waste treatment centre at Cassington is […]

By Kelvin Ross

Oxfordshire County Council has become one of the first local authorities in the UK to establish a purpose-built anaerobic digestion plant.

The 30,000-tonne food waste treatment centre at Cassington is the inaugural stage of the council’s plans to generate electricity for 5,000 homes.

The facility will be built by Oxfordshire organic waste management specialist Agrivert, which has appointed Lancashire firm Kirk Environmental to build five 4,500m³ concrete digestion.

The tanks, including construction of all foundations, leakage protection and tank walls, are due to be complete in a fast track operation of just 16 weeks, enabling the treatment centre set to be operational by September.