BHESCo’s AD plant project has been conceived from the outset to tackle that food waste which is not suitable for consumption.
We have been aware of and have worked alongside the charitable organisations operating locally to ensure that we are not ‘poaching’ waste from these causes.
BHESCo’s project sits at the ‘bottom of the food chain’ in that respect, but above other waste disposal options such as in-vessel composting, energy from waste incineration and landfill. This is because we believe that anaerobic digestion is the optimum solution for processing food waste that is genuinely waste material and that captures the maximum value from the food waste.
The benefit of Anaerobic Digestion is that it creates the most value from food waste of all processing methods. Principally there are four main income streams, which have a value. These are:-
The value of these four streams varies with supply and demand / market forces and we will refine our business model in the coming months to reflect current prices. For that reason BHESCo’s business model is based on conservative estimates of income from these streams.
BHESCo intends to minimise emissions from transport in all of our project activities. We will not be transporting food waste ourselves to the plant but we will engage with our suppliers to encourage the use of low emissions transport from the outset.