Dong Energy has announced plans to build a full-scale REnescience plant, which turns biowaste into biogas, in Manchester, UK.
Once approved, the plant will help the city manage communal biowaste, which now mostly ends up in landfills.
Recycling 120,000 tonnes of waste a year
The REnescience plant will be able to process 15 tonnes of biowaste per hour or about 120,000 tonnes per year.
Dong Energy will be responsible both for the design, construction, financing and operation of the full-scale plant.
The price of the project was not disclosed.
The patented REnescience biotechnology has been under development for more than ten years.
Using enzymes, it converts biowaste into biogas and electricity and recycles the residual household waste.
The British production plant will be able to generate enough electricity for its own needs and for about 9,500 average British households.