The first consignments of waste for reprocessing will arrive at TEG Environmental's organic waste facility next month.
This signals the start of commissioning at the new £21 million plant, which is situated on a 1.9ha site within the London Sustainable Industries Park.
The facility comprises anaerobic digestion (AD) and in-vessel composting (IVC) technologies that between them will be capable of handling nearly 50,000 tonnes of organic waste each year.
The IVC plant will be the first to begin processing, with the AD technology up and running in August. All external service roads are completed and a vehicle weighbridge has also been installed.
Once operational, the AD plant will generate all heat used within the plant, together with approximately 1.4MW of electricity, sufficient to power around 2,000 homes.
This energy will be sold to the National Grid. The TEG site will also produce over 36,000 tonnes each year of of AD digestate and 14,000 tonnes a year of compost for agricultural use.
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