A £40M human waste energy centre in Yorkshire is a step closer to construction after demolition work started on the existing sewage sludge incinerator.
A ‘state-of-the-art’ facility will convert waste into electricity through anaerobic digestion to power a sewage treatment plant and supply homes in Calderdale and Kirklees.
Demolition of the incinerator near Huddersfield, which will take around four months to complete, started this month and the new energy and recycling centre will open in 2021
“This scheme supports our commitment to invest in renewable energy and benefit the environment as we look at ways of reducing carbon emissions.
“Anaerobic digestion is a fantastic technology, heating up sludge to produce a bio-gas which is used to generate electricity. The new facility is expected to be ready to open by mid-2021,” Yorkshire Water communication advisor Mark Allsop said.
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