Food waste plant at Avonmouth, Bristol
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Bristol waste food plant opens

A food waste plant which will generate enough energy to power 3,000 homes has opened in Bristol.

The Wessex Water plant - based at a sewage works in Avonmouth - will treat 40,000 tonnes of waste from homes, supermarkets and businesses.

The plant was opened by Defra minister, and Liberal Democrat MP for Somerton and Frome, David Heath, who said it was "an absolutely fantastic innovation".

  • 03 Dec 2012