Dong Energy to build full-scale waste treatment plant in UK – The Post

Dong Energy to build full-scale waste treatment plant in UK

Implementing the patented REnescience technology, the company will help the city tackle issues with communal waste

This is how the planned REnescience plant in Manchester will look (photo: Dong Energy)
July 2nd, 2015 3:07 pm| by Lucie Rychla
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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.

READ MORE: New Dong plant to increase biogas supply

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.

Patented biotechnology
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.