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First commericial AD plant for North Wales

North Wales is to build its first commercial anaerobic digestion facility after Anglesey Council granted planning permission for a plant which will treat up to 25,000 tonnes of waste.

Anglesey Ecoparc Mon - run by the same group which owns Grays Waste Management already has planning approval to construct a recycling centre on a site at the Mona Industrial Estate. The AD plant will be built in addition, treating food and farm waste.

Anglesey Ecoparc Mon managing director Matthew Davis said: From the start we have argued that it is possible for the island to become self-sufficient in waste disposal and this remains our goal. The councils far-sighted decision is the first step to turning that belief into a reality.

I realise some people were against the idea of a plant at this site and I still want to reach out to those people to convince them why the plant is needed and explain how we will run it responsibly.

The waste and resources action programme is supporting the expansion of AD capacity in the UK. WRAP market development manager Peter Davies added: The Assembly has identified AD as the best environmental solution for the major problem of food waste. This plan offers an opportunity to not only divert waste from landfill in an entirely controlled and environmentally benign way, but also of generating clean renewable energy.

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