Earlier this month REC Manchester completed Air Quality, Odour and Noise Assessments to support planning applications for two new anaerobic digestion plants in Norfolk and Lincolnshire.
Both facilities will produce biogas from energy crops for injection into the National Grid, with the excess used for power generation. This will contribute to local and national targets for renewable energy production, as well as providing employment and reducing reliance on imported natural gas.
REC quantified potential impacts associated with both schemes and identified a number of site improvements to reduce likely effects on the local community to acceptable levels.
This should help in the timely determination of planning consent, allowing the facilities to progress to construction during 2013.