Old sewage sludge incinerator in Brighouse set to be demolished
An old sewage sludge incinerator in Brighouse built in 1992 will be demolished to make way for a £40 million state-of-the-art facility energy and recycling centre converting human waste into electricity.
The electricity will be used to power Brighouse’s sewage treatment plant and feed into the national grid to power homes in Calderdale and Kirklees.
The new anaerobic digestion technology will also reduce nitric oxide emissions from the site and help improve air quality.
Demolition of the old incinerator will begin mid-July, including the removal of the prominent chimney, and is expected to take four months to complete.
Yorkshire Water communications advisor Mark Allsop said: "This scheme supports our commitment to invest in renewable energy and benefit the environment as we look at ways of reducing carbon emissions.
"Anaerobic digestion is a fantastic technology, heating up sludge to produce a bio-gas which is used to generate electricity. The new facility is expected to be ready to open by mid-2021."
Investment in this unique type of renewable energy technology has played a leading role in reducing the firm’s carbon footprint, with 18 of its major sewage treatment works each generating electricity from this renewable source.
The new facility at Brighouse will improve the quality of the sludge that is produced, meaning less of it ending up in landfill.
Located off Cooper Bridge Road next to the River Calder, Brighouse sewage treatment works was damaged during the 2015 Boxing Day Floods, meaning sludge had to be transported off site to be treated elsewhere.
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