East London Biogas is the first commercial scale anaerobic digestion plant in Central London. Construction commenced in 2013 and it opened for business in February 2014. Since then, the plant has been generating renewable energy from London’s food waste and recycling London’s garden waste. It is situated on the Mayor of London’s Sustainable Industries Park in Dagenham.
The anaerobic digestion facility processes up to 35,000 tonnes p.a. of food waste collected from local households, commercial and manufacturing enterprises which is combusted in two gas engines of aggregate 3.5MW to generate enough renewable energy to power approximately 2,000 homes. The process also produces 42,000 tonnes of PAS110 accredited digestate each year which is used as a fertiliser on local farm land.
The in-vessel composting facility processes up to 19,000 tonnes per year of co-mingled green and food waste collected from local households to produce PAS100 accredited compost for agricultural use.