15 November 2023
Severn Trent Green Power, the UK’s leading producer of energy from food waste, is thrilled to announce that it has been successful in securing a contract with Warwickshire County Council to process and convert the county’s food waste into renewable energy.
The contract, commencing on the 1 February 2024, will see Green Power providing services to the Council for an initial five years, with the option to extend for an additional five. Initially, the contract will involve the treatment of food waste from both the Stratford-on-Avon and Warwick districts (approximately 128,000 homes), with waste from Nuneaton and Bedworth, North Warwickshire, and Rugby boroughs (approximately 136,000 homes) due to come online during the contract term. This is expected to divert up to 20,000 tonnes of food waste annually at its peak.
As part of the contract, the company will work with the Council to deliver a range of initiatives that contribute to the local community and the environment, including:
Support for local environmental and community projects: Green Power will invest in local initiatives that promote environmental stewardship and social development.
Apprenticeship placements: Green Power will create opportunities for young talent to enter the field of renewable energy and waste management.
Educational outreach: Green Power will provide educational visits and resource to raise awareness about sustainable waste management.
Volunteering: Green Power colleagues will actively engage in community volunteer work within Warwickshire.
“I am delighted that we have been able to build upon the foundations created through our extremely successful short-term contract with Warwickshire County Council to secure the county’s long term food waste treatment contract” said Andrew Simm, Commercial Director at Severn Trent Green Power. “All waste derived from within the county will be treated at our Coleshill anaerobic digestion facility, converting the waste into renewable energy and a valuable organic fertiliser. We are also excited to work collaboratively with the council to rollout our proposed social value offering, which will see Green Power deliver social and environmental initiatives throughout the contract term.”
Over the full ten-year period the total amount of electricity that will be produced amounts to an estimated 73,000MWh, enough to make almost 1.3 billion cups of tea!
Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Environment, Climate and Culture, said: “We are very happy to be able to extend our contact with Severn Trent Green Power to cover food waste from the whole of Warwickshire. This is a clear demonstration of this Council’s commitment to doing everything it can to reduce its impact on the rapidly changing climate.
"Not only does this provide a solution to increase the proportion of food waste collected for recycling from households across the county, it also produces a large amount of totally renewable energy and nutrient-rich fertiliser for our farmers.”
Severn Trent Green Power and Warwickshire County Council look forward to embarking on this transformative journey towards a greener and more sustainable future.
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