Waste Not, Want Not

Nielsen, Beverley (2023) Waste Not, Want Not. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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It was great as a local councillor to get out on a visit the other week. We were learning about the Severn Trent Green Power anaerobic digestion plant at Stourbridge. This is a remarkable facility, costing around £25m it produces biomethane energy from the 50,000 tonnes of organic wastes it digests each year. A bi-product is the digestate or natural fertiliser which results from the solid waste and a further bi-product is the carbon dioxide produced which some AD plants capture but which is so far not captured by this particular one.

It was interesting to read the Lex column in the Financial Times, (Lex. Biomethane what-whiff scenario, 13th Feb 2023) highlighting the potential of this green gas now big oil has started to acquire serious biomethane production assets. Goldman Sachs is looking to invest 1bn Euros in developing biomethane plants; Shell has just spent 1.9bn Euros on the purchase of Denmark’s Nature Energy with BP investing$4.1bn on Archaea in the US.

Item Type: Other
14 February 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-03 - politics > CAH15-03-01 - politics
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise and Professional Services > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2023 16:21
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2023 16:21
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/14203

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