OHLEH - Benefits and Future
The following benefits are expected:
- Waste redirected from landfill
- Increased use of local energy at Creed IWMF
- Generation of oxygen locally
- Generation and storage of clean hydrogen energy for power and transport applications
- Reduction of operating costs
- Reduction of CO2 emissions
- Demonstration of circular economy which can be applied to other areas
There is further scope to expand the type and quantity of organic biodigestible waste that can be received at the Creed IWMF once the new systems are fully operational.
Furthermore, curtailment of renewable energy is commonplace in island locations where grid connections to the mainland are weak. The islands are also home to a significant level of fish farming activity, with demand for oxygen and production of biodigestible waste, hence there is strong potential for this type of circular economy to be replicated elsewhere.
The project can also be replicated and scaled up in off-island locations, where there is demand for hydrogen and where the roll-out of hydrogen vehicles may be a viable option.