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Northumbrian Water's 'Power from Poo' production to generate gas as well as electricity

After three years of generating electricity from sewage treatment, Northumbrian Water is expanding its ‘Power from Poo’ production by also creating gas for the national grid.

The water company already leads the way as the only wastewater company in the UK to use all its sludge remaining after sewage treatment to produce renewable electricity.

It captures the biogas released by bacteria digesting the sludge and uses it to drive engines to create electricity.

Now Northumbrian Water also has the biggest gas to grid plant of its kind in the industry, cleaning and purifying the biogas to create biomethane which is then injected into the grid. The £8m gas to grid plant is in the final stages of commissioning at Howdon at the mouth of the Tyne... Read more>

11/May/2015

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