PLANS to build a new anaerobic digestion plant on land east of Vectis Cottages in Stag Lane, Newport, have been lodged with planning bosses at the Isle of Wight Council.
Anaerobic digestion plants create energy from organic matter, such as manure and plants, by extracting methane gas as a by-product as they decompose.
The applicant for the digestion plant has not yet been named.
The plant would be sited close to a planned biomass plant, which green energy firm, Real Ventures, wants to build in Stag Lane.
The biomass scheme would burn wood and convert it to energy but critics claim it would lead to more carbon dioxide emissions and increased deforestation.
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