NEC food waste powers Severn Trent's Coleshill STW
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham has become one of the first local businesses to send its food waste to Severn Trent Green Power's (STGP) £13M food waste anaerobic digestion (AD) plant which will help more power Severn Trent's Coleshill sewage treatment works.
STGP food waste AD expert Chris Jellett said: “Whether it’s a sandwich shop or a fast food outlet – the leftovers, known as ‘food waste’, from the NEC site, which includes both the NEC venue and Genting Arena, will be powering sewage treatment at Coleshill.”
Severn Trent started constructing the plant within Coleshill STW last year and it is now taking in food waste from local businesses to power the site. The company expects to generate around 17,000 Megawatt Hours of electricity from the food waste AD plant, which is enough to power around 4,000 homes or the whole of Coleshill sewage treatment works. "This means that the site will be totally self-sufficient for its electricity needs,” said Jellett.
Brian Pell, the NEC’s director of operations, said: “Severn Trent’s site is right on our doorstep, less than four miles away, so it provides us with the perfect location to send our food waste. This year, we expect to send around 120 tonnes of food waste to Coleshill to help generate a huge amount of power for the site.”
- Illegal sewer breaches costs Wolverhampton firm £55K Wolverhampton magistrates have fined Global Metal Finishers £55,000 for making illegal discharges into Severn Trent... Read More >
- Degassing technology wins Water Dragons heat at Utility Week Live A piece of technology which removes nitrogen bubbles from activated sludge floc won the day in the Water Dragons... Read More >
- Severn Trent completes innovative sewer upgrade scheme Severn Trent has completed a unique flood alleviation scheme in Gloucestershire using innovative underground technology. Read More >
- Where there's muck, there’s brass Tim Broadhurst, CCO of CooperOstlund, on utilising sewage and sludge as a renewable energy feedstock and how to maximise... Read More >
- Going green at Severn Trent's Minworth STW With a £60 million investment aimed at producing 30 per cent more green energy from its largest sewage treatment works,... Read More >
- Veolia putting efficiency into effect As part of Anglian Water's Energy Efficiency and Optimisation framework, Veolia is using its global experience to assist... Read More >
- Finding value in liquid waste streams Matt Hale, international sales and marketing director at HRS Heat Exchangers, looks at how value can be extracted from... Read More >
- Innovation Zone: Boosting biogas production Regulatory changes mean that now is a good time for technologies that can help boost biogas production from sludge. Here... Read More >