Business energy clients could soon be sending their commercial food waste to a renewable energy facility run by one of the Big Six energy suppliers.
British Gas has teamed up with Bio Group to build a £5 million plant in Stockport which will turn food waste from restaurants and hotels into cheap gas under the government's Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The amount of gas produced will be enough to power 1,400 homes every year.
Gearoid Lane, managing director of British Gas New Markets, commented: "This project shows how recycling waste that would otherwise go to landfill is not only good for the environment, but can also play a vital role in meeting people's everyday energy needs."
He added: "It provides evidence that the RHI is starting to bring on the investment that will help realise the potential in renewable gas."
The facility is due to open in April 2012.
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