North Yorkshire homes to run on rubbish

TWO thousand North Yorkshire homes are set to run on old rubbish as the energy produced by a landfill site is recycled.

The Walled Garden Partnership was set up by Tony and Gill Eyers 18 months ago to look at investing in machinery and technology to make the most of energy produced by a landfill site. The project was backed by a £1.5 million finance deal from Santander Corporate Banking.

Mr and Mrs Eyers installed an engine to convert methane gas to electricity at the site in Alne, near York.

This is connected through an 11.5km 7mw cable to Husthwaite Sub Station and is set to produce enough electricity to power 2,000 homes for the next 20 years. The operation not only provides an alternative power source, but helps cut emissions from methane gas which would otherwise need to be burned off at the site.

Mr Eyers said: “As former owners of the landfill site, we knew we needed to look at ways of diversifying our business following changes to Government legislation. We always knew there was more that we could do and we were excited about the prospect of harnessing some of the waste energy produced by the site.

“This new venture has been a real opportunity to use innovative technology to help both the environment and the local community.”

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8:59am Thu 20 Dec 12

pedalling paul says...

This one will be manna from heaven for certain commentators....what old rubbish can we suggest they burn?
This one will be manna from heaven for certain commentators....what old rubbish can we suggest they burn? pedalling paul

9:24am Thu 20 Dec 12

peterstreet says...

pedalling paul wrote:
This one will be manna from heaven for certain commentators....what old rubbish can we suggest they burn?
as I understand it nothing is being burnt,but still, why let the truth get in the way of self promotion? you never do normally!
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: This one will be manna from heaven for certain commentators....what old rubbish can we suggest they burn?[/p][/quote]as I understand it nothing is being burnt,but still, why let the truth get in the way of self promotion? you never do normally! peterstreet

11:30am Thu 20 Dec 12

bloodaxe says...

Thousands of tonnes by the roadside thanks to our public spirited citizens.
Thousands of tonnes by the roadside thanks to our public spirited citizens. bloodaxe

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