Buchan residents will be given the chance to view plans for a proposed anaerobic digestion biogas plant on the edge of Peterhead, this week.
A pre-application consultation public event will be held at Peterhead’s Palace Hotel, allowing folk to view the proposed plant, to be built on land at Blackhills by Buchan Biogas.
The consultation event will be held on Wednesday, May 15, from 2pm to 7pm, allowing the public to view the plans and give their comments.
The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility uses energy crops, farm silage, farm yard waste and biodegradable waste to produce a renewable form of methane which will be then used in the natural gas grid network.
The company has had extensive dialogue with Aberdeenshire Council’s planning department regarding the proposed development.
On this proposed AD facility, the biogas will be cleaned and upgraded to biogmethane for injection into the gas distribution network as a replacement for natural gas.
Socio economic benefits of a facility of this nature include an increase in local employment, while the plant will also supply enough green gas for 3,500 homes.
It will also provide additional revenue for local farms and promote a crop rotation cycle delivering higher and more sustainable yields for local farmers
The AD plant itself will comprise a feedstock reception and storage buildings; feedstock processing vessel, four sectional concrete digester tanks, three sectional concrete digestate storage tanks, a CHP building, skid mounted gas processing equipment and scrubbers and gas compressor and injection unit.