EcoGenR8, a developer of waste treatment and renewable energy supplies in the UK, has received approval to proceed with the next stage of the development of a portfolio of food waste anaerobic digestion and biogas utilisation projects.
The projects will be located at a number of operational wastewater treatment sites, previously identified during the first development stage, and will be designed to integrate new food waste treatment assets with the existing wastewater plant to allow food waste to be co-digested with sewage sludge to generate renewable energy.
The selected sites are currently operated by Thames Water, the UK’s largest water and sewerage company, and approval has been given by the company’s Executive Board to proceed with the planning applications as well as to co-invest in the Joint Venture set up to deliver and operate the projects. The Joint Venture is currently a partnership between EcoGenR8 and Howard Tenens, a sustainable logistics company, who were awarded the development contact in 2011. AFECO is a trading name of EcoGenR8 and are providing technical support in developing this opportunity.