Earnside Energy has completed the expansion of its food waste AD plant at Glenfarg, Perthshire, Scotland. The facility can now process 30,000 tonnes per annum of food waste, producing up to 2.3 MW of electrical power.
It is now a legal obligation in Scotland that virtually all food waste producers must collect this waste for recycling, in the drive to remove organic waste from landfill and reduce the impact on our environment. The Earnside facility has earned a reputation as a highly efficient, high performing plant, achieving over 90% efficiency, and one of the leading food waste AD plants in the UK. The plant can process both packaged and un-packaged food waste, providing a versatile and highly reliable service to customers in Scotland.
The facility now includes two depackaging plants, 3 digesters, a large digestate storage facility and two CHP engines generating power. The Digestate is PAS110 accredited – a valuable fertiliser that is sold to local farmers.