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Environmental Consultancy Carrying Out Work for Proposed Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Facility

Jan 20 2011 Read 1177 Times

Leading environmental consultancy SLR Consulting is working with long-standing client Fife Council in Scotland on a planning application for a proposed Anaerobic Digestion Facility to be located at one of Fife Council’s existing landfill facilities.

The facility, at Lochhead Landfill Site near Dunfermline, is projected to generate up to 1.4 megawatts (MW) of renewable electricity and a similar quantity of heat from the processing of around 43,000 tonnes of co-mingled food and green waste.

Following 2-3 years of background feasibility studies, SLR has been commissioned to undertake site investigation works, planning, permitting and procurement support for development of the facility which is projected to be operational by 2013.

Chris Ewing, Environmental Sustainability Manager for Fife Council Environmental Services said: “The scheme represents a real opportunity for us to realise the true value from our expanding programme for source segregation of food and green wastes.

“The site already produces around 1.5MW of electricity through the combustion of landfill gas. The proposed development would nearly double the output of the site in addition to allowing for the expansion of the existing district heating scheme which utilises the excess heat from the CHP units.”

SLR Principal and Project Manager for the development Duncan Thomas, who is based in SLR’s Edinburgh Office, said: “It is great to be assisting this long standing client in delivery of this ground-breaking project.

“We have been providing technical consultancy support to Fife Council for over seven years and continue to provide support on landfill engineering and development, permitting, planning, landscape and site investigation works.”

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