ReFood, a food waste recycling company based in Doncaster, UK, has opened a new state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Dagenham following the success of their Doncaster and Widnes sites. The plant generates biomethane–renewable natural gas (RNG)–which potentially will fuel gas-powered vehicles.
ReFood Dagenham will convert inedible food waste (collected from customers in and around London) into renewable energy and sustainable biofertiliser. The site is capable of processing more than 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year, generating 14 million m3 of biogas (enough to power 12,600 homes per annum). ReFood says it will act as a showcase of industry-leading food waste recycling technology.
As well as displacing 73,600 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of taking 14,431 cars off the road, ReFood Dagenham will support Transport for London’s (TfL) Clean Air Action Plan through the generation of biomethane for gas-powered vehicles. At a later date, state-of-the-art gas upgrading equipment may also be installed on site to supply high quality road fuel.
Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, commented: “Opening ReFood Dagenham comes as part of a strategic ambition to recycle more than one million tonnes of food waste by the end of 2017 – a milestone that we are on track to achieve.”
Source: ReFood UK Limited