Food processing firm Prosper De Mulder is going to build a £12 million green energy plant at Doncaster.
It will use anaerobic digestion technology to break down waste food into compost and biogas, which can be burned to produce heat and electricity. They say it will produce 2mw per hour of renewable electricity.
They are going to build the facility at its head office on Ings Road, where they are going to recycling waste from local supermarkets, restaurants and caterers.
Chief executive Andrew Smith said: we are "delighted" to have been granted planning permission for this new facility which will bolster our own recycling portfolio and also support the UK's aim to generate more renewable energy from biomass.
Mr de Mulder said he hoped the plant would be built and operational by the end of the year. And the plant would create 35 new jobs.
According to me, one of the most important benefits of renewable energy is the fact that it’s non-polluting. Also the fact that they are going to produce renewable energy from waste is an advantage. Which means more energy and less waste.
It's a large investment, but I think it's worth it. Because the plant is going to produce renewable energy, so after a period of time, they will have the investment back.
The new plant will also create 35 new jobs, which is positive for the economy.
Dominique Van Huffel