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Daldowie Sludge Processing Plant

The Daldowie Fuel Plant, commissioned in 2002 and operated by ScottishPower subsidiary SMW Ltd, is one of the largest sludge drying centres in Europe.

It processes sludge from hundreds of wastewater treatment plants in the West of Scotland into processed sludge pellets (PSP).

The dry, low-odour pellets produced at Daldowie are a type of biomass - biological material that is deemed to be a sustainable form of fuel. Every year SMW Ltd turns more than 2.3 million cubic metres of liquid sludge into 55,000 tonnes of PSP, which is burned to produce electricity.

Daldowie Fuel Plant is required to meet strict regulations on the emissions of gases and odours, as set out in a Pollution Prevention and Control permit granted and enforced by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA).

The plant operates an Environmental Management System that is certified to the international standard ISO 14001.

To find out more about Daldowie Fuel Plant, either see the site environmental management section of our website or check out the following downloads: