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Prince Charles makes visit to first Welsh local authority anaerobic digestion plant

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Biogen and Iona Capital have welcomed the Prince of Wales to the Biogen GwyriAD anaerobic digestion plant.

It is the first AD plant built specifically under the Welsh Government’s renewable energy policy.

He visited the plant at Llwyn Isaf in Gwynedd, North Wales ahead of the full operations starting at the end of summer.

The facility will process 11,500 tonnes of food waste supplied by the Gwynedd Council and will generate 3,500MWh of electricity per year.

Iona Capital director Nick Ross said: “We are delighted to welcome His Royal Highness at the first anaerobic digestion facility in Wales developed especially for the local authority.

“The AD industry has the potential to produce significant volumes of sustainable biogas, which will reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels and our carbon footprint.” 

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