UK plans biomass plant powered by horse manure
Dec. 20, 2011 - A horse jockey club in the UK has revealed plans to create a biomass power plant run exclusively on horse manure from the stables.
By David Manly
Dec. 20, 2011 – A horse jockey club in the UK has revealed plans to
create a biomass power plant run exclusively on horse manure from the
In an article published from edie.net, GG Eco Solutions have proposed to install the facility at Jockey Club Estates land at Southfield Farm in
Newmarket, UK. The plant will convert stable waste into biomass fuel (to
heat nearby schools and businesses), as well as to produce fertilizer for use on nearby
gallops, studs and farmland.
Totaling 25,000 tonnes of waste per year, the club has been seeking an alternative method of disposal for years.
"By working with GG Eco Solutions I hope that a viable, more
environmentally friendly solution has been found to the problem. So far
the scheme has attracted a lot of interest from the town's trainers and
equine businesses," said
William Gittus, the Jockey Club Estates managing director.
"The training industry is very tough at the moment and over time we hope
this project will reduce waste disposal costs, enabling training
businesses to remain viable."