SUEZ is proposing to submit a planning application to build an anaerobic digestion facility on our currently unused site on Beddington Lane. The site is currently vacant and is already allocated for waste use in the South London Waste Plan.
There is a national need to reduce food waste and to recover renewable energy and nutrients from the waste.
If approved, the proposed anaerobic digestion facility will do just that. It would generate enough energy to supply gas to up to 8,200 homes by processing up to 100,000 tonnes of food waste a year.
This would turn food waste into a renewable and reliable supply of biomethane gas, as well as digestate, a compost-like soil improver.