ReFood appoints Britcon to extend waste to energy site

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The digester tank at ReFood's Widnes plant

Food waste recycler ReFood (UK) has appointed Britcon to deliver an extension to its £24 million plant in Widnes. Lincolnshire-based Britcon is building a new £1.2 million digester tank on the site which processes food waste into gas for the National Grid.

The appointment follows Britcon's delivery of the main plant in 2014 as well as a £20 million plant in Doncaster in 2011 (with a subsequent £5 million extension in 2014). Britcon is also currently principal contractor for a new £13.5 million plant in Dagenham for ReFood.

ReFood's plant in Widnes currently processes 120,000 tonnes of waste to produce 5MWh of renewable energy per year. The new 18-metre-high and 16-metre-diameter digester tank is expected to increase its food waste recycling capability by 25%.

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