Local authorities shouldn’t step away from kerbside food waste collections but instead focus on driving up capture rates to save money, according to the chief executive of a leading anaerobic digestion company.
The Member of Parliament for Braintree has taken a tour behind the scenes of a facility in his constituency that transforms Essex food waste into green energy.
Reducing, reusing and recycling Christmas dinner plate scrapings and other festive leftovers this Christmas would divert waste from landfill and power homes and businesses, according to research by Tamar Energy.
Tamar Energy and Amey have signed a five year deal that will see the anaerobic digestion (AD) operator convert approximately 5,000 tonnes per annum of municipal food waste from the Isle of Wight into a valuable biofertiliser and generate low carbon, baseload electricity.
Leading anaerobic digestion operator Tamar Energy is celebrating another successful year of growth but has cautioned that the government must ensure that there is a level playing field for the UK’s waste management solutions, as DECC reviews its tariff regime support for renewable technologies.