Halstead Anaerobic Digestion Facility, Essex

Countrystyle Group Ltd

RPS undertook the Environmental Permit application for an Anaerobic Digestion Facility at the Bluebridge Industrial Estate.

The proposed facility was designed to process 45,000tpa of food waste and energy crop feedstocks for the generation of 13,000 tonnes of solid soil conditioner and 45,000 tonnes of liquid fuel fertiliser. The facility also has planning for an associated Combined Heat and Power facility.

The application included the preparation of the facilities Operating Techniques and Monitoring Plan which detailed how the facility would be operated once commissioned. As part of this, a summary of the Environmental Management System (EMS) to be in place was provided. An Odour Management Plan was also prepared as part of the EMS submission.

Further to this, an Environmental Risk Assessment was prepared in accordance with the Environment Agency H1 Guidance and covered Amenity and Accident risk, Air Quality, drainage, noise and vibration, odour and fugitive emissions.

RPS secured the environmental permits within the EA’s three month determination period.