Jersey sewage plant to produce fertiliser and power

A new £8m sewage plant in Jersey will produce electricity and fertiliser.

The Transport and Technical Services Department will replace the 20-year-old Bellozanne treatment facility with one it says will be more efficient.

Duncan Berry, assistant manager for waste water treatment, said £370,000 could be saved annually.

Solid human waste will be sterilised at high temperature to become fertiliser and the gas produced will then generate electricity.

The heat treatment will also mean the department will no longer have to import lime in order to kill off pathogens in the solid waste.

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