Biogen GwyriAD shortlisted for Wales Green Energy Award
Biogen’s GwyriAD anaerobic digestion plant near Caernarfon has been shortlisted for the 2014 Wales Green Energy Awards in the category of Outstanding Renewable Energy Project
The Wales Green Energy Awards, established by RenewableUK Cymru, acknowledges and highlights the contributions of individuals and organisations in the green energy industry in Wales.
The GwyriAD anaerobic digestion (AD) plant recycles up to 11,500 tonnes of food waste each year, collected by the local authority from households and businesses in the region generating sufficient renewable electricity to power 700 homes. The plant also produces a beneficial fertiliser for local farmland.
Julian O’Neill, CEO, Biogen said, “We are absolutely delighted that the GwyriAD plant has been recognised for its contribution to the green energy industry in Wales and for the contribution it is making to Wales’ green energy targets.”
Other finalists in the category are The National Trust (Wales) Marine Source Heat Pump in PlasNewydd Country House & Gardens and RWE Innogy UK’s Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm.
The winner will be announced at a ceremony at St David’s Hotel & Spa in Cardiff Bay in October.
Gwyn Morris Jones, Head of Highways & Municipal Services at Gwynedd Council said, “We are very proud that the GwyriAD project has been nominated for this prestigious award. It is the first facility of its kind delivered by a Welsh Council and underlines Gwynedd’s commitment to finding new green ways of dealing with the county’s food waste as well as contributing towards the county’s recycling figures and reducing carbon emissions.