We are working with the University of Glasgow on a proposal for North Ayrshire Council. Our aim is to improve the method in which North Ayrshire Council processes your organic waste.
That's all I'll tell you for now, I'll ask you a couple of questions then let you know what we're proposing. Click here to continue.
Between 2014 & 2015 the council spent over £3,000,000 on power from EDF energy. This is just one of the power companies they use. How do you feel about this figure?
If you think they should spend less on energy, what do you think is the most realistic way of doing so? (select as many or as few as you like)
Currently, your organic waste is taken to an in-vessel composting plant, the product from this process is a nutrient rich compost usable as a fertiliser. We are proposing that North Ayrshire Council expand their in-vessel composting plant to include a Anaerobic Digestion plant with a Combined Heat and Power engine, this way, as well as a producing a nutrient rich compost, they will be able to harvest a valuable biofuel in the form of gas and combust it to generate power that can the be sold back to the grid (worth around £50,000 per year using only Kilwinning’s organic household waste). Is this a direction you’d like the council to pursue? See below to answer.