Food waste to power Isle of Wight homes

Food waste is to be converted into green electricity to power homes in the Isle of Wight. Anaerobic digestion (AD) company Tamar Energy has signed a contract to process around 5,000 tonnes […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Food waste is to be converted into green electricity to power homes in the Isle of Wight.

Anaerobic digestion (AD) company Tamar Energy has signed a contract to process around 5,000 tonnes per year of waste in the region.

Public services provider Amey will collect the food waste on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council and deliver it to the AD operator’s Basingstoke plant.

Charlie Flounders, Tamar Energy’s Head of Feedstock said: “It ensures food waste is used to generate green electricity for UK homes rather than being buried or burned. It’s another demonstration that AD is a genuine waste management option for local authorities that delivers tangible financial and environmental benefits.”