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Showing the Somerset waste team the AD way

Earlier this year, a team of waste experts from Somerset were invited to see anaerobic digestion (AD) in action at our plant in March. As they await completion of their own AD facility near Bridgwater next year, the visit gave them a firsthand look at how waste is processed by Local Generation. This short video

It all boils down to energy…

Planning, building and testing – it’s a very busy time for the teams here at Local Generation as our first anaerobic digestion (AD) plant takes shape in March, deep in the Cambridgeshire countryside.  Yet the process the plant is designed to host is simple, and the end product is a natural wonder. After waste food

Local Generation’s big biogas bag

The latest landmark to be put in place at Local Generation’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in March, Cambs, is the impressive biogas dome. Made from the same sturdy stuff that’s used to float lifeboats in stormy seas, the container is designed to store almost 4000 cubic metres of biogas. Around 60% methane and 40% CO2,

AD Plant gets the thumbs up to be greener

Reducing local landfill by 30,000 tonnes a year was a goal worth pursuing.  But now our anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Westry, March, has been granted planning permission to up its capacity to an impressive 70,000 tonnes, to be phased in over the next few years. That’s 70,000 tonnes a year that won’t go into

Green team gets planting

It was a nine-to-five day with a difference last month when the Local Generation team swapped computer screens for gardening gloves.  That’s how long it took ten teammates to put in 8,000 green and glossy sedum plants around two-thirds of the bund (the two-metre high clay and soil barrier around the plant’s tanks).  There’s not

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