BioteCH4 Lincolnshire AD plant gets seal of approval

BioteCH4, a Lincolnshire-based food waste recycling operator, is to build a second anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in the region, with an aim of increasing the capacity to turn unavoidable food waste into green energy and biofertiliser.

The application for a new plant at the Hemswell Cliff Site near Gainsborough was approved Lincolnshire county council’s planning and regulation committee on Monday 3 June.


The new 6MW AD plant will feature a waste reception building, three digesters, a gas bag and a new access road, and will produce a quantity of green energy that is equivalent to powering over 19,000 homes when fully operational.

BioteCH4 said that last year, it recycled over 600,000 tonnes of food and waste across its six sites, transforming it into 300MWh of energy.

Lee Dobinson, chief commercial officer at BioteCH4, said: “We’re pleased to receive planning permission for a new anaerobic digestion plant at our Hemswell Biogas site. The new facility will increase the group’s processing capacity by 200,000 tonnes annually. This will allow us to meet growing demands for food waste recycling, increase green energy outputs, and further strengthen our voice as market leaders.”


BioteCH4 has six sites across the country including a waste transfer station, giving the company the capacity to handle all volumes of food waste from a variety of sectors. BioteCH4 works closely with regulatory bodies such as Defra, the EA and APHA, and work closely with businesses to support them in creating, following and implementing their own food waste reduction roadmap.

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