Gareloch Road, Port Glasgow, Inverclyde, PA14 5XH
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Waste to energy – Anerobic Digestion

In our society, we remove raw materials from the ground with no way of replacing them and emit greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere with no way of removing them. This approach is unsustainable.

We have learnt about the circular economy, inspired by nature, aimed at eliminating waste altogether. The paper industry already has a mostly circular model, but what about emissions associated with the energy requirements of producing and recycling paper? We have invested in CorrBoard Bio Energy Ltd: the world’s first sustainable energy generation facility fuelled by organic waste to provide heat and power for the manufacture of corrugated sheet board.

25,000 tonnes of organic waste diverted to anaerobic digester unit –  biogas is produced and burned generating heat and electricity for the manufacture of corrugated board. Electricity generated exceeds the demands of the corrugated sheet plant next door CorrBoard and remainder is exported to the grid to help power our operations at Port Glasgow.