Tag Archives: Anaerobic Digestion

Energy and Climate Questions to the Mayor

October 2011: This month the Mayor answered London Assembly questions in relation to: a Decent Homes successor standard; the level of interest in the London Energy Efficiency Fund; GLA buildings Energy reduction targets;  Green Deal finance and Green Deal lobbyingFuel Poverty; the Mayor’s support to the Warm Homes AmendmentFunding of waste to energy projects and additional detail on waste to energy schemes and three questions on AD: Anaerobic Digesters (1)Anaerobic Digesters (2) and Anaerobic Digesters (3)

Previous questions to the Mayor can be found here.

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Mayor overturns Merton refusal to allow development of new AD scheme

October 2011: Following Merton Council’s planning application refusal , the Mayor has today approved waste management firm Sita’s plans for an anaerobic digestion and material recycling facility in Mitcham.  Sita can now build an anaerobic digestion plant handling 40,000t of waste per year, down from the original scheme of 100,000t of waste. It will deliver between 1.1 and 1.7 megawatts of electricity, enough to power the site and export around 8 GWh (gigawatt hours) of electricity per year – equivalent to powering around 2,000 homes –  exporting  around 6.2 GWh of power to the grid per year.
The detailed planning report on the Sita application can be accessed via the Merton’s Planning Application’s Committee meeting of 8 September 2011.  The original energy statement for the development, an updated energy statement responding to queries raised by the GLA, and a district heating study for the immediate area around the anaerobic digestion plan in Merton are all available to download from the Merton’s planning website here [word search for ‘energy’ to quickly locate all three documents].
Some additional useful information is provided in articles at the Wimbledon Guardian and at letsrecycle.com

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In the market for green energy

July 2011:  As highlighted previously,  fruit and vegetable traders in Ridley Road market, Hackney, are collecting their green waste to feed into an  anaerobic digestion (AD) plant as  part of a trial between the AD specialist Biogen Greenfinch and Hackney, which is about to be rolled out across more of the council’s markets. More detail on this project is provided in this interesting article just published by edie waste news and available here.

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£10m Anaerobic digestion loan fund launched

July 2011: Defra Minister Lord Henley has officially opened a £10m Loan Fund that will help finance anaerobic digestion (AD) infrastructure across England. The fund aims to lend up to £10m over the next four years, with individual loans of between £50,000 and £1m. WRAP will open the fund for the first round of applications from today until October 31st 2011. Further details are available in the  ADLF Product Information Form. Responses to the Fund’s launch have been critical of Government policy on AD in a number of areas.

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