Ryedale Organics has been given the green light to increase the amount of animal waste it processes.
A permit variation issued by the Environment Agency yesterday has allowed the site to increase its processing capacity from 79,000t/yr to 120,000t/yr. The feedstock includes “feathers and catering waste”.
According to the permit, composting will deal with about 100,000t/yr of the waste. The rest of the waste, which the permit describes as oversized, is taken to an adjacent plant where it is processed for heat.
The remaining 20,000t/yr goes to a site in an adjacent building operated by Annyalla Chick (UK) Broilers. It will burn the waste along with the wood waste it also collects to produce heat.
This plant is considered “multi-operator” as it supplies heat to both the chicken business and the compost company.