The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC) at the Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub (OHLEH) have been recognized with the Scottish Environment Business VIBES award for their innovative technique which converts salmon waste into usable biogas. As the impending consequences of climate change become much more apparent in our day-to-day, initiatives such as this work tirelessly to slow down global warming through innovation in energy generation.
Through this collaboration, salmon waste from SSC's processing plant goes to an anaerobic digester at the CnES Household Waste and Recycling Center at Creed, where the matter is broken down to biogas. This is used in a Combined Heat and Power plant. Some of the salmon waste-to-biogas is used to power an electrolyzer, which "produces hydrogen and oxygen to be used at SSC's hatchery in Lewis, as well as [to] provide fuel for CnES' hydrogen-powered bin lorry."
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