Yorkshire Water is introducing new technology which it says will cut greenhouse gas emissions and keep customer bills lower in the future.
The new wastewater treatment is expected to begin operating later in the year, with the location of its first site still under discussion.
The technology aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using carbon dioxide to stabilise nitrogen and phosphate held within the waste treated at the plant. This will then be turned into sustainable plant nutrients.
The partnership between Yorkshire Water and CCm Technologies will see the process used in the district.
Nevil Muncaster, Chief Strategy and Regulation officer at Yorkshire Water, said:
“Yorkshire Water’s holistic and integrated approach is critical to the sustainability of our water and wastewater services. This is a further innovative measure we are developing to reduce our carbon footprint and ensure we maximise the resources we have available to us.”
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Professor Peter Hammond, CCm’s Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, said:
“This is another significant step forward that will allow our technology to demonstrate how sustainable resource use by Yorkshire Water can lock captured carbon back into the soil.”