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Renewable electricity powers wind turbine blade manufacturer

Black Dog Biogas, the owner and operator of an anaerobic digestion plant near Newport on the Isle of Wight, has completed commissioning of a private wire to supply renewable electricity to Vestas’ neighbouring wind blade manufacturing facility.

The project will supply low-carbon electricity to Vestas’ plant, which employs over 600 people and produces 80-m long blades for installation on offshore wind projects globally. 

Black Dog Biogas generates renewable electricity through anaerobic digestion, where organic matter, such as maize and grass, in this case 100% sourced from the Isle of Wight, are broken down by enzymes to produce biogas and biofertiliser. The company uses the biogas as a fuel in two combined heat and power (CHP) units to generate renewable heat and electricity.

Black Dog Biogas generates sufficient power to supply around 80% of Vestas’ needs, as well as supplying around 1,200 homes on the island.

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Journal title: Energy World

Subjects: Biogases -

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