Barkip

  • Category: Renewables
  • Energy type: Biomass
  • Project type: Asset

SSE Barkip anaerobic digestion plant is the largest combined organic waste treatment and energy generating facility in Scotland. This innovatively designed plant can process up to 75,000 tonnes of organic and food waste annually and produce 2.2MW of renewable electricity 24/7 from the biogas produced. Bacteria break down the waste to produce methane rich biogas, combusted in gas engines to generate electricity. All the heat used in the process is recovered from the engines. The plant produces a low cost PAS110 fertiliser to support local agriculture.

The facility is a zero-waste solution and has a major role to play in meeting Scotland's renewable energy production and waste recycling targets.