ReFood UK Ltd - Doncaster
The £13.5 million construction project was completed within the allocated 66-week timeframe and on budget by Britcon which has become a key strategic partner for Refood and has delivered all of its UK AD projects too date.
ReFood is the European market leader in the recycling of food chain by-products. It has a portfolio of 11 AD plants across Europe which together generate enough renewable energy to power over 50,000 homes every year. It is a part of the Saria Group which is a division of Germany’s Rethmann Group.
The new £32 million plant in Dagenham is the most advanced integrated AD plant dedicated to food waste in the south of England. The gas to grid (G2G) facility is capable of recycling 160,000 tonnes of food waste each year generating 14 million m3 of biogas. Using G2G technology this is upgraded to reflect the qualities of natural gas – allowing it to be injected directly in to the national grid and used to power 12,600 homes across the region.
As well as displacing 73,600 tonnes of CO2, the equivalent of taking 14,431 cars off the road, ReFood Dagenham will support Transport for London’s (TfL) Clean Air Action Plan through the generation of biomethane for gas-powered vehicles.
The plant is located in the London Sustainable Industries Park (SIP) in Dagenham Dock and has created more than 60 jobs.