A LITTLE Stanney waste water treatment plant has received a grant to help implement a ground-breaking energy reduction plan.
The Carbon Challenge Fund (CCF) was set up by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA) last year to award grants to projects that will result in notable carbon savings.
The CCF has given United Utilities (UU) £200,000 toward its £950,000 GRAVITOX project at the Ellesmere Port waste water treatment works.
The energy-reducing sewage process project is predicted to cut carbon emissions by 75%.
In addition to showing how the technology can be replicated to plants without any fall in quality, if replicated to the UU network it would result in 82,400 tonnes of CO2 emissions savings a year.