Consumers in the UK who want to switch gas tariffs might be interested to learn that a business in Scunthorpe is saving more than £1 million by using energy derived from rubbish.
Humber Business reports that Tata Steel has signed a ten-year deal with landfill company SITA UK, which will reduce carbon emissions from the site by 4,000 tonnes a year.
Tim Otlet, head of energy solutions at SITA, told the news source: "The gas arises when waste collected from local homes and businesses is buried at the site and degrades and breaks down over time.
"This natural degradation of waste results in the production of methane and carbon dioxide," he explained.
The gases are then collected and used as fuel to power a series of engines, which feed into a generator and creates cheap electricity.
Tata said this process will mean it no longer has to import as much electricity from the grid.
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