Another Busy Year for TEG
Organic waste specialist TEG is putting the finishing touches to its facility at Dagenham, which is a major milestone for the company in another busy and successful year.
- New Dagenham Plant in commission
- Todmorden plant extended in response to demand
- Three new contract wins for open windrow sites
- Two further Scottish contract wins
The £21m plant, which is situated on a 4.7 acre site within the London Sustainable Industries Park, comprises anaerobic digestion (AD) and in-vessel composting (IVC) technologies that between them will be capable of handling nearly 50,000 tonnes of organic waste each year.
The IVC plant started commissioning in June with the AD commissioning hot on its heels. All external service roads are completed and a vehicle weighbridge has also been installed.
The AD plant will generate approximately 1.4MW of electricity, sufficient to power around 2,000 homes, together with heat for use within the plant and eventual export. Excess electrical energy will be sold to the National Grid and a nearby user has been found as a recipient of excess heat from the facility. The TEG site will also produce over 36,000 tonnes of AD digestate and 14,000 of compost each year for agricultural use.
This is the first co-located facility to be built within the M25 and as TEG's first facility in the South East, it is a major milestone for the company. Said TEG Chief Executive Mick Fishwick: "Our first co-located AD and IVC plant in Perthshire has been operational for more than 12 months. This second plant is testimony to our confidence in the benefits of co-located organic waste technologies. Combined AD and IVC sites offer front-end reliability of acceptance and flexibility on feedstock, enabling us to process a wide variety of waste streams including food waste only, green waste only or co-mingled organic waste. In addition, they produce natural organic fertiliser for use on the land and also valuable energy from waste which is fed into the National Grid."
This year TEG has also extended its facility at Todmorden, investing £1million in new infrastructure that has enabled the plant to increase its capacity from 34,000 tonnes p.a. to 50,000 tonnes p.a. This comes in response to increased demand form a wide range of commercial customers including ready meal and savoury sauce manufacturers, producers of meat products, animal foods.
In Perth, the installation of de-packaging equipment has enabled TEG to accept a wider range of organic waste, including supermarket ready meals and the co-located plant is now accepting a range of PAS approved manufacturing sludges in addition to food and green waste. TEG's plant is one of the first procurement providers to meet the Scotland Excel framework for the treatment of organic waste and has picked up new contracts with Perth & Kinross and Dundee Councils.
In the Midlands, TEG's open windrow plants have secured three new local authority inputs this year, including FCC, South Staffs and Nottingham City Council.