Veolia has increased its capacity for generating renewable energy from food waste with a contract to design and manage a 520kWe biogas-fired combined head and power (CHP) energy plant for Rose Hill Recycling in Gloucestershire.

The CHP plant is fuelled by the biogas derived from mixed food waste collected from across the Cotswolds and will save around 1750 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year. The new CHP will increase the use of resources and make the site energy self-sufficient using renewable energy.