“GREEN” ENERGY-FROM-WASTE PLANT – FIRST OF ITS KIND IN UK NEARS COMPLETION
Uisdean Fraser Managing Director Synergie Environ Ltd (SEL) visited Sterling Pharma Solutions last week to view the anaerobic digestion plant, currently under construction and nearing completion, which his team of engineers have been project managing over the past four years. The SEL team have taken the project from feasibility, through construction and will oversee its commissioning; working in partnership with the pharmaceutical manufacturing company’s Dudley, Northumberland based facility in the UK.
The cutting-edge bio-plant enhancement will boost the sustainability of the site’s operations and contribute to the UK’s green gas initiative for action against climate change. The first of its kind in the UK, the anaerobic plant uniquely uses liquid waste feedstocks with high organic content and converts them into clean, green energy, cutting carbon emissions substantially and providing green gas sufficient for hundreds of homes across Northumberland.
As a result, the enhanced bio-plant will minimise waste from the Sterling facility and offset greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 6,500 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year.
In addition, by processing more waste on site, the bio-plant will reduce vehicle movements from the facility by the equivalent of 90 HGVs per year, taking vehicles off the road and saving a further 55 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
Uisdean Fraser, Managing Director, SEL added: “This is a real first for the UK and we’re delighted to be able to support Sterling as it plays its part in reducing the environmental footprint of pharmaceutical manufacturing, and the country as a whole.”
In one of the above photos Uisdean Fraser, MD can be seen at the top of the Digestor alongside David Hillcoat, one of the three rotational site Engineers who have been responsible for overseeing the construction work. Missing from the photo is Mark Calderwood and Andrew Brownlie, Site Engineers and Michalis Thaniotis, Head of Energy & Projects.