8000 MW of Power!

It will be too cheap to meter.

Our education system has failed.  People who write (and edit) these articles do not understand the difference between power and energy.

Ron Bishop, P.E.
Solid Waste Professional Engineer
Alachua County Public Works Department
352-374-5213 x279
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From: Bioenergy and Sustainable Technology Society [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dr. Ann C. Wilkie
Sent: Thursday, December 24, 2009 3:17 PM
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Subject: AD tank (for food waste) arrives at Deerdykes recycling facility

AD tank arrives at Deerdykes recycling facility., December 23, 2009.

"An anaerobic digestion (AD) tank which will turn food waste into energy has
been delivered to Scottish Water Horizons' Deerdykes organics recycling
facility in Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire.

Scottish Water Horizons, the commercial arm of utility company Scottish
Water, has welcomed the arrival of the 7 million food recycling unit which
should turn 30,000 tonnes of solid and liquid food waste into around 8000MW
of power each year from next spring.

The 16 metre-high, 20.5 metre diameter tank is in the process of being
erected on the site and is set to hold food waste for 15-20 days and convert
it to biogas.

Chris Banks, commercial director of Scottish Water, said: "The unit
harnesses biogas produced by the break-down of organic materials. The biogas
will then be used in a combined heat and power engine to produce electricity
and heat.

The process also produces nutrient rich digestate which can be used as a
liquid fertiliser to improve the nutritional content of Scotland's soil

Scottish Water received 1.7 million of funding for the Deerdykes facility
from the WRAP Organics Programme in June this year.

WRAP recently found that Scottish households throw away a billion pounds
worth of food every year, amounting to 570,000 tonnes of discarded food and

Iain Gulland, WRAP director for Scotland, said: "This is clearly going to be
an impressive, high-quality facility which will play a key role in diverting
food waste from landfill and reducing greenhouse gas emissions."

The facility will also take in food waste from supermarkets and food
manufacturers which Scottish Water claim are becoming more enthusiastic
about recycling because of rising landfill tax and other market conditions.

Dr. Ann C. Wilkie                          Tel: (352)392-8699
Soil and Water Science Department          Fax: (352)392-7008
University of Florida-IFAS
P.O. Box 110960                         E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Gainesville, FL 32611-0960
Campus location: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory (Bldg. 246).
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