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HoSt selected to build turnkey AD facility for Stanton Recycling in the UK

The Netherlands-headed bioenergy technology specialist HoSt has announced that it has been selected by UK recycling and waste disposal service provider Stanton Recycling Ltd to construct a turnkey anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at Stanton Recycling's site in Ilkeston, UK. By treating mainly green waste and liquid food waste for Stanton Energy, the AD facility will annually produce more than 3,5 million Nm3 biomethane for gas grid injection and distribution.

An AD plant in Spilsby built by HoSt. The company has been selected by Stanton Recycling Ltd to construct a turnkey anaerobic digestion (AD) plant complete with biogas upgrading and grid injection at Stanton Recycling’s site in Ilkeston, UK (photo courtesy HoSt).

Stanton Recycling provides recycling and wastes disposal solutions across Nottingham and Derbyshire. Stanton Energy is the new biogas and biomethane-to-grid company that will own and operate the AD plant.

HoSt has realized multiple biogas plants in the UK, and this project is in line with the future UK government’s strategy of the Green Gas Levy which aims to increase biomethane ‘green gas’ production and injection into the gas grid.

We are proud to work together with Stanton Energy and look forward to supplying our technology to tackle these waste management challenges and contribute to achieving national energy transition goals, said Sjaak Klein Gunnewiek, Sales Manger Biogas Projects at HoSt.

The biogas facility will be equipped with digestate separation and pasteurization technology and will have the capacity to process up to 40 000 tonnes of mainly liquid food waste and green waste by means of anaerobic digestion and membrane biogas upgrading technology.

The annual biomethane production of 3.5 million Nm3 is sufficient to provide over 2 300 families with this renewable natural gas (RNG) alternative to fossil natural gas. Distribution is arranged through Cadent’s gas grid – the largest gas distribution network in the UK.

This is an important development for Stanton Recycling to address two key future-proofing agenda items, and we are extremely pleased to realize our first project together with HoSt. Starting in October this year, we will process up to 40 000 tonnes of green waste, food waste, grease, grass, pruning waste, and maize silage. Biomethane will be of importance to help decarbonize the UK. Based on our experience in Stanton we are keen to realize further projects together with HoSt in 2021 and 2022, said Thomas Brückner, Project Developer of Stanton Energy.

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