NEC food waste to power local sewage works

Birmingham's National Exhibition Centre (NEC) has signed a deal to donate more than 120 tonnes of food waste a year to Severn Trent Water.

The NEC will donate more than 120 tonnes of food waste a year to Severn Trent Water
The NEC will donate more than 120 tonnes of food waste a year to Severn Trent Water

The NEC’s food waste will be transported to Severn Trent Green Power’s food waste anaerobic digestion plant on a weekly basis. The waste will be processed into energy, with any leftover material being used as fertiliser by local farmers.

Brian Pell, the NEC’s director of operations, said: "Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and we are continually looking for new ways to make our venue more environmentally friendly. Thanks to our on-site Waste Pre-Treatment Centre, we send zero waste to landfill and are committed to ensuring that any waste that travels off site for further processing never travels more than 30 miles – this helps to save CO² emission during travel and keeps our costs down, too. Severn Trent’s site is right on our doorstep, less than four miles away, so provides us with the perfect location to send our food waste."

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