Up, up and away for Local Generation’s AD plant
February 21, 2012
Photo: Alex Monks
It’s an important milestone for any young anaerobic digestion (AD) plant; commissioning involves a series of thorough tests to ensure that the plant – and the team that runs it – are both working to the highest standards of efficiency and safety.
During commissioning we’ve already processed over 900 tonnes of waste – from households, food manufacturers and retailers and we’re now producing biogas. Just as a car needs the right quality of petrol to ensure that it performs to its highest standard, our combined heat and power engines need top-quality food waste biogas to perform at their full potential. What happens next? We’re going to:
- monitor the quality of the biogas produced by the AD process
- test the engines and the connection to the Grid
- beam green energy directly to sister company Fenmarc Produce Ltd
- send any surplus electricity to the National Grid
We’ll keep you updated as we prepare to switch on this great new source of sustainable energy!