Anaerobic digesters for food waste and biomass boilers could soon be providing Kent with green energy, if new plans are approved.
Proposals for a 300-acre green energy park near Sandwich have been submitted to Kent County Council, ThisIsKent.co.uk reports.
The plans include biomass facilities, as well as a recycling centre for household, commercial and industrial waste and timber.
Gary Lever, development director for BFL Management Ltd, which has drawn up the designs for site owner Richborough A Ltd, says the proposals constitute a "world class" energy park.
"At this stage we are very keen to ensure our plans and aspirations for the site are drawn up in conjunction with Kent County Council and the local authorities, Thanet and Dover, as well as local residents and interest groups," he told the news provider.
This follows news that opposition to the proposed construction of a biomass plant has prompted a review into the plans by site owner Helius Energy.
Typical Guttridge equipment used in the biomass industry includes:
Conveyors – screw conveyors – chain conveyors – belt conveyors