In anaerobic digestion, micro-organisms break down waste in an environment devoid of oxygen. This innovation at Powys will transform al the bio-degradable waste, to soil conditioner methane gas and fertiliser.
(PRWeb UK) January 10, 2011
Seven million pounds sounds a lot to spend on rubbish, but how that money is being spent in Powys warrants some elucidation.
The 7 million in question is being invested in a waste digestion plant that will create 10 jobs and protect 30 others.
UK Knack Group executive careers consultants have announced the plan’s approval by the Powys City Council, and the anaerobic digester at Bryn Posteg near Llanidloes is expected to be fully commissioned by 2012.
UK Knack Group’s Managing Director explains: “In anaerobic digestion, micro-organisms break down waste in an environment devoid of oxygen. This innovation at Powys will transform al the bio-degradable waste, to soil conditioner methane gas and fertiliser.”
James Potter, the MD of Potter Waste Management explains further, “The heat generated by the plant can also be of use for the pre-treatment of the incoming bio-degradable waste. It’ll accept organic waste from Ceredigion and Powys, and boasts full odour control systems.”
UK Knack Group adds, “We understand from David Williams, the site’s technical manager, that this digester will take up to 30,000 tons a year of food waste, intestines and any unusable offal for whatever reason from the abattoirs around the district.”
Williams says further: “You know, we process 110,000 tons every year of rubbish that goes into landfills, well, this digester will retain 15 percent of that.
“In the digester’s first year of operation we’d like to offer the fertiliser to farmers around here for free, hoping they’ll appreciate how good the high nitrogen content makes it; then perhaps we’ll make a small charge.”
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