Willen Biogas Anaerobic Digestion Plant Fully Operational

The Willen Biogas anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in North London is fully operational and accepting food waste.

The 25,000 tonne per year facility is sited on Cattlegate Farm in Potters Bar which is easily accessible from central and north London. The site has a grid connection and produces 1.5MW of electricity, enough to power around 1,750 households.

The digestate produced as a by-product of the process is being returned to the land to increase yields and produce healthier plants on the farm’s 2,000 acre arable land.

The plant is a collaboration between the family owners of Cattlegate Farm and Oakwood Plant. Powerday is assisting with sourcing food waste and many of the company’s clients are seizing the opportunity to receive separate food waste collections.

Simon Little, Sales & Marketing Director, Powerday says: “We are very pleased to see this plant fully operational. It’s a great development for North London which fits with our aim to retain the benefits of London resources as close as possible to the communities that create them".

Anyone looking for food waste collections or tipping facilities should contact Powerday on 020 8960 4646.