It will handle 70,000 tonnes of organic waste each year and will be located at Anagests site at Stormydown near Bridgend, south Wales. AD will be used to treat 50,000 tonnes of food waste along with energy crops grown on adjacent land to the plant. It is planned for the site to open early next year.
TEG commercial director Jayne Pierre said: This is a very exciting development for TEG, which allows us to offer a value for money organic waste solution with minimal carbon impact to council and other waste producers in south Wales.
The site is close to extensive farm land where compost and digestate products will be used to grow energy crops, so the carbon impact of product management is also very low.
The facility will also have a low carbon cement replacement manufacturing facility that will be able to use high and low grade heat produced from the AD plant to get maximum value from the waste.