(PRWEB UK) 20 October 2011
InSource Energy’s cutting-edge anaerobic digestion facility, hosted at the Premier Foods site in Rogerstone, South Wales - the largest food processing plant in Europe - demonstrates how “waste to energy” facilities bring financial as well as environmental benefits says Welsh Government Environment Minister John Griffiths.
Shortlisted for two prestigious environmental awards, the InSource Energy anaerobic digestion facility treats unavoidable food waste, and uniquely also handles contaminated plastics, to create heat and biogas and reduce the waste sent to landfill.
Fully operational since June 2011, the plant will handle 15,000 tonnes of food waste a year, creating 300kW of energy which is sold to the host site's at 15% discount compared to their mains supply.
The Minister said:
"Food is identified as a priority material in Wales' waste strategy Towards Zero Waste; while our focus must be on preventing food waste wherever possible there is compelling evidence that anaerobic digestion is the best solution for treating unavoidable food waste.
"This plant demonstrates that anaerobic digestion can bring financial as well as environmental benefits. I hope that other businesses adopt this technology to treat food waste which they cannot prevent."
The visit took place on 13 October 2011.
About InSource Energy
InSource Energy develops bespoke anaerobic digestion projects that create sustainable energy from waste and effluent. We build, own and operate on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) plants that use effluent and other wastes to make heat and power. We work in partnership with food and drinks manufacturers to reduce two key operating costs: waste disposal and energy purchase. With established links to many of the Europe’s leading technology providers we ensure the best available process design for each project and waste stream, minimising risk and maximising revenue.
InSource Energy’s anaerobic digestion plant at Premier Food’s site in Rogerstone, South Wales, has been shortlisted for the International Green Awards 2011 and the Renewable Green Infrastructure Awards 2011.
Tim Elsome Tel: 07802 966233 Email: info(at)insource-energy(dot)co(dot)uk
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