Holsworthy Town Councillors were pleased to visit the anaerobic digestion plant at Andigestion, in Holsworthy, this weekend, on a fact finding visit.
The Holsworthy plant, which is owned by Summerleaze Group, operates an anaerobic digestion facility on the northern outskirts of the Town. The plant has an electrical capacity of 6MW and has recently expanded to include a third digester, a de-packaging processor, a sixth combined heat and power engine and extra digestate processing equipment.
During the two hour visit, plant manager Neil Pollard explained to Councillors how Andigestion converts 70,000 tonnes of food waste per year, into enough renewable power for 10,000 3-bed homes. The by product of the anaerobic digestion process returns Digestate, a liquid bio-fertiliser, back to farms in the local area to be spread on grass and arable land, replacing mineral fertilisers.
Councillors also met Peter Prior, Executive Chairman of Summerleaze, and learned how Andigestion in partnership with Forever Fuels Ltd, Summerleaze’s wood-pellet subsidiary, are expanding their facilities at the Holsworthy plant to utilize waste heat from the production of electricity to manufacture and supply 20,000 tonnes of wood pellets in the South West.
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Holsworthy Town Council
Tel: 01409 253312