BiogenGreenfinch launches exhibition to detail green energy plant

Green energy company BiogenGreenfinch will set out its plans for a food waste recycling plant at Rhuallt when it unveils an exhibition in Waen later this month.

Wed 20 Jun 2012

The company is seeking planning permission for the construction of a 22,500 tonne per year anaerobic digestion plant at a former abattoir site located at Waen, Rhuallt.

The plans will be unveiled at an exhibition taking place at Waen Parish Hall, Rhuallt, Denbighshire on Friday, 29th June from 4pm-8pm and Saturday 30th June, 10am-2pm.

Representatives of BiogenGreenfinch and officers from Denbighshire County Council will be on hand at the event to explain the project and answer any questions residents may have.
The proposed plant will process food waste by means of anaerobic digestion, generating 1MW of renewable energy for the national grid – sufficient to power homes in St Asaph continually for a year – and a biofertiliser for use on local farmland.

The facility will treat food waste from local households and businesses, all of which could otherwise be sent to landfill, so preventing harmful greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere.

Anita Smith, spokeswoman for BiogenGreenfinch, said: “We are really looking forward to meeting local people to explain more about our plans for the anaerobic digestion plant and are sure people will find the exhibition interesting and informative.”

The plant will also help Denbighshire and Flintshire and Conwy councils to meet their recycling targets and to avoid substantial fines for failing to meet them. It will be fully licensed and regulated by the Environment Agency.

BiogenGreenfinch is one of the UK’s leading anaerobic digestion specialists. Earlier this month the company was granted planning permission to build an anaerobic digestion plant at Llwyn Isaf, near Caernarfon. 

Gwynedd Council appointed BiogenGreenfinch as preferred bidder to design, build and operate the plant – the first anaerobic digestion facility in Wales specifically designed to take local-authority collected food waste – in March. 

The project will replace the existing landfill site currently situated in Llwyn Isaf and will play a major part in helping Gwynedd Council meet its statutory recycling targets.

To ensure nothing goes to waste at the Waen facility, biofertiliser produced during the process will be used on local farmland. This means less drain on already stretched natural resources, as it provides a substitute for the use of mineral and fossil fuel-derived agricultural fertilisers.

Categories: Food waste recycling
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