The Marsh Barton Forum event on the 9th April was a sold out event as many businesses came together to learn about creating energy from waste.
Held at Basepoint, a presentation was given by Adrian Middlewick, Senior Waste Management Officer from Devon County Council who discussed the Government’s goals and objectives for land fill diversion targets.
Following this, Ian Crummack, Project Manager for TIRU explained how the new Energy from Waste plant, which has recently been built on Marsh Barton will work. This included demonstrating how the suction air will be put through the system as a way of controlling the odour. Ian also confirmed that 18 people will be working at the plant full time.
The final presentation was given by Phil Moss, Chilworth Construction Project Manager. Phil showed the delegates current photos of the new £45 million plant as the building structure is almost complete. The development of this plant is currently running to schedule and is due to be fully operating in July 2014.
Nick Baxter-Sibley, Chair of the Marsh Barton Forum said “it was great to see a capacity audience of businesses from Marsh Barton who were keen to hear about the development and operation of the new Energy from Waste Plant. The three presentations were well received and generated a lot of questions for the presenters. Delegates also enjoyed a tasty breakfast from Taste!”