Building work is on at waste-to-power plant

Building work for a new waste-to-power anaerobic digester plant at Decoy Farm, Crowland.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Building work for a new waste-to-power anaerobic digester plant at Decoy Farm, Crowland. Photo by Tim Wilson.
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A Crowland composting business could be set to provide power to more than 1,400 homes with the building of a new plant.

Work at Bettaland Products, part of Organic Recycling Ltd, to build an anaerobic digestion plant is set to be completed by the end of 2015.

The new site is a tremendous step forward for both ourselves and our owners, Material Change Limited.

Managing director Andrew Riddington

The plant at Decoy Farm will turn crops and waste into electricity alongside Bettaland’s existing composting operations.

Andrew Riddington, managing director of Organic Recycling Ltd, said: “The new site is a tremendous step forward for both ourselves and our owners, Material Change Limited.

“The development of food waste processing and anaerobic digestion plants is a strategic aim for both parties and this site allows us to offer well-placed facilities to deliver various green and food waste mix options to local authorities and businesses in the region.”

Plans for the new plant were approved last August with the initial intention of creating an energy and recycling park.

A Bettaland spokesman said: “Our process will produce enough electricity, from a renewable source, to power over 1,400 homes.”

• Bettaland Products was set up in 2003 as a specialist in turning bio-degradable waste into composting.

It became part of Organic Recycling Ltd which began composting at Decoy Farm in 1991 when its peat-free vegetable compost first became known.

In March, Organic Recycling was bought by Northamptonshire-based Material Change which is managing the building project.

Ed Bastow, managing director of Material Change, said: “The acquisition of Organic Recycling delivers a significant boost to our operational capabilities in the region, which is good news.”