Construction starts on Biogen anaerobic digestion plant in Wales
Oct 26, 2012 - Construction has started on an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Gwynedd, Wales that will be designed, built and operated by UK food waste AD specialist Biogen, Gwynedd Council said yesterday.
The GwyriAD facility will be able to process 11,000 tonnes per year of food waste from homes and businesses and to generate electricity enough to supply about 700 households as well as biofertiliser for local farmland.
Biogen will construct and operate the GBP-5-million (USD 8.1m/EUR 6.2m) plant on behalf of Gwynedd Council. The facility has been financed by the council, Biogen, UK waste-to-energy investment firm Iona Capital and the Welsh government. It is due to be completed by mid 2013 and to start producing electricity by the end of the summer.
Gwynedd Councillor Gareth Roberts said that GwyriAD will be the first facility of its kind by a Welsh Council. The start of construction was officially marked by the Welsh Environment and Sustainable Development Minister, John Griffiths.