What is energy from food waste?
Every year in the UK several million tonnes of waste food from households, supermarkets and restaurants is thrown away. We hope to use some of this food waste to generate energy which will reduce carbon emissions and the amount of waste sent to landfill in our region.
What does this mean for Severn Trent?
After years of anaerobically digesting sewage sludge we are now also focusing on the emerging food waste digestion market. Our first plant, which opened in January 2015, can convert up to 50,000 tonnes of food waste into 18,000 MWh of energy per year. Like our other digestion processes, it produces a high quality bio-fertiliser for use on farmland.