North East Wales

Waen AD food waste plant to start generating power by summer

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Image caption Commissioning of the plant will begin in May 2014

A recycling plant which will generate power from food waste in three counties is due to be operational by the summer.

The £7.5m Waen AD (anaerobic digestion) plant, near St Asaph, will take waste from Flintshire, Conwy and Denbighshire.

The councils behind the scheme claim it will process 22,500 tonnes of food a year, to power about 1,500 homes.

Biogen, which is building the plant, said it will be commissioned in May, and fully operational by the summer.

It will also generate a biofertiliser for local farmland.

Sam Bates, waste operations manager at Denbighshire council, said the site was "progressing well".

Simon Musther, head of commercial operations at Biogen, said: "Recycling food waste at the Waen AD plant will ensure cost savings and environmental benefits to the local area making this a real win-win."

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