Gazprom and Avondale Sign Energy Deal

Last week Russian energy company Gazprom signed a year-long deal with Avondale’s waste landfill site to buy power from the waste-to-energy conversion plant. Gazprom has committed to purchasing 10 mega watts of renewable energy from the site in Polmont, Central Scotland.

Avondale handles approximately 450,000 tonnes of commercial, municipal, industrial and hazardous waste every year from its Polmont home, choosing to generate energy by harvesting the methane gas from the conversion process. Gazprom was established in 1989, and will have become more familiar to the British and European public in the last year, since signing the rights to sponsor the UEFA Champions League until 2015.

Both Avondale and Gazprom expect the agreement to mutually benefit one another in a growing energy market, helping establish cross intra-continental links for both businesses. The deal should also help the Avondale company make “significant renewable contribution to the UK’s energy needs”, according to Gazprom manager of clean energy, Andrew Morris.

In light of the recent news that the Landfill tax is still not being wholly invested in the recycling industry, the partnership between Gazprom and Avondale seems like a welcome tonic. Here at Buchanan Skip Hire we specialise in waste collection and waste recycling in Edinburgh, with 80% of our materials collected in the local area recycled.

We see the partnership between Avondale and Gazprom as good thing, in Scotland, the UK, and the world over. Our commitment to green energy is what drives us, and that’s why our skip hire in Edinburgh, Falkirk and the West Lothians is dictated by our environmental policy.

For more information, or to contact us about any of our services, call us on 0131 558 7888 (Edinburgh) or 01506 411141 (West Lothian), or email us at buchananskips@btconnect.com and a member of our friendly staff will be on hand to help you.

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