Poo power plan from Southern Water

By a County Press reporter

Thursday, January 3, 2013


POO power is to be used to generate electricity at an Isle of Wight sewage works.

Southern Water is investing £700,000 in the installation of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant at its Sandown water treatment works.

The plant will capture bio-gas that would otherwise be burnt off in a flare. The gas will be used to produce energy that will be used to power and heat the works.

A company spokesman said the plant would also recover heat from engine and exhaust systems via water from heat exchangers.

"This water is then used to warm the treatment tanks, helping speed up the bacterial digestion of the waste," said a spokesman.

He added: "Generating electricity through poo power in this way will enable Southern Water to reduce its carbon emissions from the site by approximately 1,400 tonnes a year."

It is part of Southern Water’s multi-million pound investment to reduce carbon emissions and a target of generating 20 per cent of its energy usage from renewable sources by 2020.

Similar technology is already used at 13 of its other wastewater treatment works and the installation at Sandown is expected to be completed in the spring.

Morné Cloete, Southern Water Project Manager, said: "Harnessing recoverable energy through the use of CHP plants is just one of the innovative ways Southern Water is helping reduce its impact on the environment by reducing our carbon footprint while also cutting our energy costs."


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by Don Prescott

7th January 2013, at 22:33:53

Mc Adder,
Thoiught you'd like to be the first to know.
Betty Haunt wind turbine...CHUCKED OUT!!!

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by James McAdder

4th January 2013, at 11:46:14

Worked with one of these systems. They work rather well. Essentially using biomass, so carbon neutral. Can also use waste heat from the engine to heat offices, etc.

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by augustus miller

4th January 2013, at 10:28:09

what a load of old ..........

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by Don Prescott

3rd January 2013, at 21:50:22

You're not allowed to make up annual accounts Richard.

But you are allowed to make up other stuff like;
Part 2. Please indicate who the companys stakeholders are.

Rayban writes: " 142,000 people on IOW, Greenbank, our 60 advisory group, 20 other green organisations, local and national government, 65 partners, European Parliament and 8 universities"

When asked to indicate how they have been consulted, he writes: "meetings every month" (which hardly anybody attends) "Events - 20 a year, 32 page booklet to almost every house on IOW" (anybody receive one? I haven't, nor my neighbours).

And ALL this with just NET LIABILITIES of £20,796!!

I and many others may write him a letter, 'cos we are NOT his "stakeholders" and resent the implication that 142,000 ARE, when in reality it is about 700.

Still no doubt there will be another eulogy fro the CP sometime soon.

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by Richard Taylor

3rd January 2013, at 20:12:30

You couldn't make this up. Oh God............

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by Don Prescott

3rd January 2013, at 18:49:39

....Rayban Green!!!!!

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by Don Prescott

3rd January 2013, at 18:49:11


Hot news on EGO-island.

He has been a busy little bee over the hols.

He has, at last "published" a set of accounts available from Web Check on the Companies House website, company number 07532908.

Anyone can download these "accounts" for the princely sum of £1 and I urge people to do just that, because they make fantastic reading and very similar to the Dave Burbage method.

Despite proclaiming that he has "raised" anywhere between £200 and £800 million, these "accounts" are a little more modest, showing as they do on page 4:

Net current liabilities of............wait for it...............................£20,796.

But perhaps the most revealing figure is on page 12 under:

5. Sum paid to third parties in respect of directors services......................

..............wait for it......£61,000 in fees paid to 3GREENLIGHTS - a "management consultancy owned by.............wait for it......

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by Mike Crowe

3rd January 2013, at 18:15:35

Has anyone seen the number plate on one of the Septic Tank emptyers?

P003 RUN or similar???????? Forgotten and I was driving and couldn't take the number down.

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by Richard Taylor

3rd January 2013, at 17:59:21

Good idea Tony mate! But you will need one hell of a speed limiter with an election coming up, a kind of pooclear reactor maybe?

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by tony white

3rd January 2013, at 17:35:13

sorry, typo should read Egoisland HQ

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