The council, which has been collecting leftovers for the past two years, uses tiny bugs to break down the food into fertiliser. The process, called anaerobic digestion, creates gas which is converted into electricity. This is, in turn, used to power the processing plant.
Any excess is sold to the National Grid. In April Ealing announced plans to send hundreds of tonnes of food every month to the Biogen plant in Bedfordshire following a successful sixmonth trial.
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