Energy from Waste Facilities Attract Investors
By Leigh Teixeira
Throughout the UK, facilities that allow for the burning of waste to generate electricity have proven to be an efficient alternative option to landfills which lead to pollution. At the moment there are 3 projects which are drawing of attention from investors who are looking to put their money into technologies that will help to eradicate the problem of landfills.
The very first project will be the development and construction of a huge incinerator by Virido, in the southern part of London. The building plans have just been approved for the facility and will offer an affordable, environmentally friendly way to generate energy using waste.
Peel Environment, another company working on one of these projects, has just received consent to build a facility in York which will allow for anaerobic digestion and a horticultural glasshouse. The plant that will be used for anaerobic digestion will built on a site that was previously used for mining and it’s expected that enough renewable energy will be generated to power at least 3,500 homes in the UK. The purpose of the horticultural glasshouse would be to grow tomato plants.
The construction of these facilities is expected to lessen York’s carbon footprint by at least 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum.
The other project that’s generating a lot of interest from investors is being developed by Emeral Biogas. They are looking to build a waste facility for commercial food based in Newton Aycliffe’s Industrial Estate. The company expects this facility to generate up to 1.56 megawatts of renewable electricity off food waste each year.
Emeral Biogas is also looking towards installing what is known as the “bio gas injection technology” in their biogas plant.
This type of investment goes a long way towards providing energy security for the future.
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