Incinerator plans go on display

13 November 2009 08:19
Plans for an incinerator to create energy from waste in Devon are to go on display over the next two days.Three firms, MVV Umwelt, SITA UK and Viridor, have been shortlisted to provide a solution for waste in the county which cannot be recycled. [LNB]Proposed sites include Ernesettle, Devonport and Ivybridge. [LNB]The proposals will be displayed at The Watermark in Ivybridge from 1600 GMT to 2000 GMT and on Saturday at Plymouth's Guildhall from 1000 GMT to 1400 GMT. [LNB]Anaerobic digesters[LNB]Viridor currently holds the contract to dispose of Plymouth's rubbish. [LNB]At the moment it transports 275,000 tonnes of waste annually from the city into Cornwall because the city's former landfill site has reached full capacity. [LNB]The firm wants to build a plant on land it owns at Lee Mill, near Ivybridge. [LNB]However, some residents are objecting to its proposals. [LNB]They would prefer the use of anaerobic digesters which compost waste in the absence of oxygen, to produce a biogas which can be used to generate electricity and heat. [LNB]The South West Devon Waste Partnership, which has a £1.5bn, 30-year, energy-from-waste plan, will make a decision about the preferred bidders in the spring.

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