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Countrystyle acquires Essex AD project from Glendale

Countrystyle Recycling has acquired the Halstead Renewable Power Project from Glendale Power for an undisclosed sum.

The project includes plans to build an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at the Bluebridge Industrial Estate, Halstead, that has a 45,000 tonne per year feedstock capacity. It will generate 1.9MW of electricity and 1.5MW of heat, which will be used for the future expansion of the adjacent industrial estate.

Glendale Power managing director Jeremy Elden said: “Glendale will be retained as a partner in the project, and we will combine our strengths to develop an AD plant that sets the highest standards.”

The facility will take locally produced food waste. Detailed designs for the development will now be created, with construction beginning in early 2012 ready for commissioning in late 2012.

Countrystyle managing director Mat Stewart commented: “What makes the site so attractive is that there are good markets for all of the products. In terms of greenhouse gases, calculations show that the total impact will be a reduction of around 52,000 tonnes per year of CO2 equivalents.”

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