The Daveyhulme waste water treatment plant in Manchester uses bio gas from human waste to power the plant.
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Date taken:9 July 2009
The odour supressant plant at Daveyhulme wastewater treatment plant in Manchester, UK. United Utilities Daveyhulme plant process's all of Manchester sewage and deals with 714 million litres a day. The sewage sludge from the plant is put in huge biodigesters which produce biogas from the human waste. This biogas is 70% methane a potent greenhouse gas that is more than 20 times efficient as a greenhouse gas than C02. The biogas is burnt on site in a heat and pwer plant, preventing its release into the atmosphere. The plant generates around 7 megawatt of electricity per day from the renewable biogas.