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Plans For New Yorkshire AD Plant Revealed

Plans for a new anaerobic digestion plant, containing vacuum relief pressure valves, have been submitted for a site in East Yorkshire, according to Insider Media.

Based within the Gibson Lane waste transfer site at Melton, the project would comprise of a number of smaller buildings, and would include twin digester units and a biogas storage gas, alongside more generic admin buildings.

The plan has been put fo­rward by Melton Energy Tech, with support from The Energy Workshop, and will be considered by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The planning statement outlined how the development would benefit the local area. Not only will it contribute to the local economy and sustainability of local businesses, but it will push forward green electricity sources within the UK, helping to decarbonise our energy systems.

The development will also provide employment opportunities for those in the area. “The development of the AD plant will provide four full-time, long term jobs, as well as contributing to employment throughout the business supply chain,” the statement reads.

The biogas that is produced from this new site will be exported into the national gas network directly, however, it could also be used occasionally to fuel a nearby generation unit which is also proposed.

The development of the anaerobic digestion plant is part of a larger scheme, which has come to be known as Melton Energy Park. Melton Energy Tech already operate a wind farm on the site adjacent to the proposed development, has recently received planning permission for a new energy from waste plant and also has submitted plans for the standby generation unit, which would be powered from waste biomethane from the AD plant.