Farmers get a taste of food waste from GENeco, a YTL Wessex Water subsidiary
- Wessex Water
Farmers from across the South West were among the first visitors to be given a tour in YTLís Wessex Water new food waste recycling and renewable energy facility in Bristol this week.
The facility, which is based at Bristol sewage treatment works in Avonmouth, is operated by Wessex Water through its wholly owned subsidiary company GENeco and transforms 40,000t per year of household and supermarket waste into useful by-products, such as nutrient-rich fertiliser and renewable energy.
The fertiliser is produced through anaerobic digestion - a process in which bugs break down biodegradable material to produce methane gas.
Each year GENeco recycle around 240,000 tonnes of this nutrient-rich fertiliser to farmers across the region.