New deal to turn Peterborough food waste into energy
Severn Trent Green Power has won a five-year contract with Peterborough City Council to manage the city’s food waste and convert it into renewable energy.
The contract starts this week and includes responsibility for the collection, haulage and treatment of Peterborough’s separately collected kerbside food waste over five years, with a possible extension of a further three years.
Peterborough’s food waste will be treated at Severn Trent Green Powers North London anaerobic digestion facility in London Colney, Hertfordshire, where 50,000 tonnes of household and commercial food waste is treated each year. That’s enough to generate 3MW of electricity or produce enough energy to power almost 6,000 homes. This site alone has the net carbon benefit equivalent of taking 71,000 cars off the road.
Pamela Lloyd, Commercial Director at Seven Trent Green Power, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this contract, and very much look forward to working in partnership with Peterborough City Council to provide them with a sustainable recycling solution for their food waste.”
Pamela added: “We’re starting to look after the city’s food waste at a time when we all need to think differently about how do things when we’re out and about. We want to reassure everyone that we’re taking extra precautions and closely following government advice, to keep everyone as safe as possible when we’re collecting kerbside food waste.”
Richard Pearn, Head of Waste, Energy and Resources at Peterborough City Council said: “Severn Trent Green Power submitted a compelling tender, combining value for money with an excellent service offering and we look forward to building our relationship with them over the next few years.”