Work starts on Biogen's second green energy plant in Wales
Work has begun on Biogen’s second food waste anaerobic digestion plant in Wales.
Green energy specialists, Biogen will build, own, and operate the anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at the former abattoir site located at Waen, Rhuallt on behalf of The North Wales Consortium of Denbighshire County Council, Conwy County Borough Council and Flintshire County Council.
The plant will process 22,500 tonnes of food waste collected from the county’s homes by the Council and from businesses in the region to create renewable energy for the grid and biofertiliser for local farmland. The electricity produced will be enough to power around 1500 houses continually for a year. That is equivalent to the same amount of homes in the nearby town of St Asaph
The £7m Waen AD plant is on schedule to be completed by April 2014 and is expected to start generating electricity by the summer of 2014.