LYNEFIELD ENERGY LTD INVITED RESIDENTS TO REVIEW THEIR IDEAS FOR AN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION PLANT AT LYNEFIELD PARK, LYNEMOUTH.
VENUE: LYNEMOUTH RESOURCE CENTRE BRIDGE ROAD NE61 5YJ.
FROM 1:00 p.m. TO 8:00 p.m. on MONDAY 22nd MAY 2017.
They are proposing to develop an AGRICULTURAL Anaerobic Digestion (AD) project to produce British, clean and sustainable energy whilst complementing future infrastructure.
Agricultural feedstock will be sourced from local and neighbouring farm land. This will primarily comprise of waste straw, produced as a by-product from existing arable crop rotations with the addition of some silage crops such as Rye which will benefit the wider crop rotation and food production. THIS IS NOT A FOOD WASTE PLANT.
The residue which is an organic material (digestate) will be utilised on the adjacent farm land. It is a high value, odourless, soil improving fertilizer.
They will be using only 4.5 Hectares of land of the former ALCAN Smelting works. Other than the AD equipment, most of this area will be used for hard-standing re straw, silage clamps and a liquid lagoon for the organic odourless fertilizer. Access will be via an existing drive but will be improved in line with any Highways Authority recommendations.
The Bio-gas generated by this Agricultural plant is forecast to produce the equivalent amount of gas to that consumed by approximately 3,000 average sized homes on an annual basis, reducing the UK’s high reliance on imported natural gas (44% comes via pipeline from Europe & a further 13% via ships).
They plan to enhance local biodiversity with planting and the creation of attractive environmental features and to show this simple construction reflects the fabric and character of farm buildings seen in our countryside today.
They were available to explain the relatively short period for construction and the minimal disturbance for the local community and to discuss the proposals and its benefits, answering any questions you might have about both the site’s construction and how it will operate
The Bio-methane gas produced by the plant will be conveniently fed into the local gas pipeline; which runs adjacent to the proposal.