UK based waste and recycling firm, Biffa, has secured PAS 110 accreditation for the liquid fertiliser it produces at its 300 tonne per day Poplars anaerobic digestion facility in Cannock, Staffordshire.
The company said that the organic bio-fertiliser produced at the plant, one of the largest anaerobic digestion plants in Europe, is produced from source-segregated food waste sourced from commercial food producers and local authorities.
Biffa added that the accreditation makes the Poplars plant one of just a handful of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK to achieve the PAS 110 standard. PAS 110 is an industry standard accreditation which signifies that the digestate is of the highest quality available to farmers and can be applied to agricultural land.
“The bio-fertiliser produced at Poplars is ‘liquid-gold’ for farmers as it offers the agricultural industry an effective organic alternative to chemical fertiliser,” commented Biffa’s general manager at the plant, Chris Savage. “It is wonderfully rich in nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and other elements required for healthy plant growth and fertile soil.”
The plant also produces 3000 cubic metres of biogas per hour, which is converted into 6.5 MW renewable energy. It has the capacity to deal with 120,000 tonnes of food waste every year.
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