Friday, 12 June 2009

Food waste-powered energy plants could create UK construction jobs

ReFood has announced that planning permission has been granted for its proposed anaerobic digestion (AD) facility, which will create construction and energy jobs across the UK.
The company, which is a joint initiative between PDM Group and SARIA Bio-Industries, will create the first of several AD plants in Doncaster, where food will be processed into energy.
It will be capable of processing 45,000 tonnes of waste food every year, turning it into 2MW of renewable heat and electricity for businesses and homes in the region.
ReFood has already set up a string of four similar facilities across Germany, where it operates on an industrial scale.
Philip Simpson, commercial services director at PDM, said: "As a nation, we are lagging behind our European counterparts when it comes to both food waste recycling and AD technology needed to handle it."

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