Monsal makes first major move into food waste

The first phase of planning and design for a waste food to renewable energy plant has been signed off, it was announced this morning (29 September).

The anaerobic digestion plant, in March Cambridgeshire, will generate enough electricity to supply 1,500 homes, or approximately 6% of the total demand for March, including businesses needs.

The plant is expected to produce up to 2.5MW of electricity and heat from a combination of potato waste produced at the nearby Fenmarc site and other locally sourced food waste, which currently goes to landfill.

Monsal, the specialist environmental technology company providing advanced solutions for the water and waste sectors, backed by Matrix Private Equity Partners,

Monsal’s managing director, Aidan Cumiskey, said: “This is our first major success with the food sector and we expect continued uptake as a ‘greening’ of the UK food industry supply chain takes place in the coming years.

“Planning was achieved in record time for this project, it was the result of our co-operative and very detailed approach to the planning and permitting process.”

Luke Walsh

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