Water company reports record week for ‘energy from sludge’ plant

Utility firm Yorkshire Water says that it has generated enough electricity to power 3,600 homes from an innovative plant that creates energy from sludge in a record week for the Bradford facility

Yorkshire Water energy from sludge plant
Yorkshire Water's thermal hydrolysis plant in Bradford

Utility firm Yorkshire Water says that it has generated enough electricity to power 3,600 homes from an innovative plant that creates energy from sludge in a record week for the Bradford facility.

In a statement, Yorkshire Water said that its thermal hydrolysis plant in opened in 2014 with the intention of creating “energy from sludge” to power the Esholt wastewater treatment works where it is located and supply any excess electricity to the National Grid.

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