New waste to energy facility opens in London

A new anaerobic digestion (AD) facility capable of processing more than 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year has been opened in London. The waste to energy plant in Dagenham is expected to generate 14 million m3 of biogas – enough to power around 12,600 homes every year. Developer ReFood claims it will help displace […]

Sainsbury’s uses green gas to power UK stores

A number of Sainsbury’s supermarkets across the UK are now being powered by green gas. Recycler ReFood collects food waste from two of the retailer’s depots in Sherburn-in-Elmet and Haydock and converts them into gas, heat and fertiliser at its anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities. The gas is then exported to the national grid. According to […]

Doncaster anaerobic digestion plant doubling in size

A power plant which generates electricity from food scraps is doubling in size with a £6 million revamp. Food waste recycling firm PDM says building at the plant should begin in January 2014. After the work, the anaerobic digestion plant will take 160,000 tonnes of food waste from supermarkets and restaurants otherwise destined for landfill. It will […]