A new £9 million anaerobic digestion (AD) plant has been opened in Oxford, it has been revealed.
Organics recycling firm Agrivert has launched the facility, which is capable of processing 45,000 tonnes of waste a year, in Cassington.
The anaerobic digestors will turn food waste into around 2MW of renewable electricity for the National Grid.
Councillor Ian Hudspeth, cabinet member for growth and infrastructure at Oxfordshire county council, expressed his delight at the development.
He said: "This is a fantastic facility that is performing a key role in reducing the amount of waste sent to landfill in Oxfordshire, providing sustainable and renewable electricity for over 4,000 homes.
"The plant will also provide quality fertiliser for local agriculture – a real win-win scenario."
The plant was developed in a joint venture with M&M Skip Hire as part of Agrivert's 20-year contract with Oxfordshire county council.