AD specialists join forces on Middlesborough EfW project

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Gas engine specification and maintenance expert, CooperOstlund, is working with BioConstruct to develop a 5MW energy from waste facility.

The plant, situated in Imperial Park, Middlesborough, is expected to recycle more than 100,000 tonnes of organic waste every year, using the anaerobic digestion (AD) process to generate enough renewable energy to power 10,000 homes across the region.

The agreement will see BioConstruct building the AD plant, with CooperOstlund installing four Jenbacher CHPs with a total electrical output of a 5MW – turning biogas, created during the AD process, into renewable electricity on site. Construction work began in December last year, with the CHPs set to be installed and ready for commissioning in Autumn 2016.

As well as powering the site itself, surplus energy generated is expected to be fed into the National Grid and, in the future, could also be used by neighbouring businesses.

Johan Östlund, director at CooperOstlund, said: “As well as improving site sustainability, the 5MW CHP engines will help to provide enough low carbon energy to power over 10,000 households across the region – creating a sustainable energy supply for the future.”

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