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Plans For Biogas Plant In Deeside Given Go Ahead

Deeside will see a new biogas facility being built over the next few years, after the local authority accepted proposals for the plant.

Earlier this week, Flintshire Council’s planning committee gave the go ahead for Logik WTE to develop a large waste management plant on the site of the old Gaz De France power station at Deeside Industrial Park, the Leader Live revealed.

It is thought it will be able to handle 182,000 tons of rubbish a year, which will lead to a production of two megawatts of green energy and bring £50 million to the local area.

Logik WTE’s Dave Green said it will create employment while it is constructed and thereafter, in addition to this investment.

He stated: “It also brings arguably the most advanced and environmentally friendly landfill diversion process possible to date by diverting over 85 per cent of our black bin waste into recyclables and recoverables and thus supporting Wales in its zero to waste targets.”

Mr Green went on to say the biogas plant will be able to recycle 6,000 more tons of material with the help of tank breather valves than any other process from recyclables that are put into black bin bags by mistake.

Flintshire Council’s planning officer Martha Savage noted the facility will be regulated by Natural Resources Wales, and any waste produced – such as gas or contaminated water – will be recycled again.

Deeside is not the only area to see a new biogas site being built, as Somerset County Council recently approved plans for an anaerobic digestion plant in Wincanton, Somerset Live reported.