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Case Study 8 - Anaerobic Digestion (AD)


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Name: Westwood AD plant, Rushden case study 2

BiogenGreenfinch AD plant at Westwood, Northamptonshire.

Owner: BiogenGreenfinch
Operator: BiogenGreenfinch
Technology: AD
Designed Capacity: 45,000 tpa
Cost: n/a
Location: Rushden, Northamptonshire, UK
Served Area: -
Commercial Start Up: 2009
Contact Details
Address: BiogenGreenfinch
Milton Ernest
Milton Parc,
Milton Ernest,
Bedfordshire MK44 1YU,
Phone Number: + 44 01234 827249
Fax: -
Email: -


Short Description

Westwood AD plant in Rushden, Northamptonshire was commissioned in June 2009 and processes 45,000 tonnes of food waste each year. This amount of food waste can produce 2MW of renewable electricity, sufficient to power 3,000 homes continually for a year. The plant processes all manner of packaged and unpackaged food waste providing a unique and value added service for food retailers who send their food waste there.

Furthermore, the plant produces 35,000 tons of a superior liquid biofertiliser, enough to support 1,750 acres of growing crop.


Key Facts

Treatment Capacity: 45,500 tpa
Input Material: Food waste 45,500 tpa
Output Products: Biofertiliser 35,000 tpa
Electricity 2 MW


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