Posted: Thursday 13th July 2017
Hertfordshire has boosted its eco-friendly credentials with the arrival of a power plant that transforms food waste into energy.
The new Anaerobic Digestion plant at London Colney was opened by County Council Chairman Richard Thake this week.
It was built by Agrivert to convert household waste into renewable energy and fertiliser and boasts the equivalent environmental benefit of taking 86,000 cars off the road annually.
The facility will process around 50,000 tonnes of food and liquid waste per year, generating enough electricity each year to power 5,900 homes.
The facility will also produce a valuable bio-fertiliser, known as Digestate, that can be used instead of fossil fuel-derived fertilisers on over 3,000 acres of local farm land.
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