I love the green credentials of this work. I think this work will become more important as we move away from fossil fuels. It feels good to know that I am playing a small part in the big overall movement of reducing carbon emissions. I also love fixing things and making sure the pumps and motors are in good condition and running as they should. When it is all running perfectly, you know you are generating the best electricity you can.
I work at a food waste recycling plant. Around 200 tonnes of North Wales’ domestic food waste arrive at the plant each week (enough to power a small town). It’s put through the front-end processing, which breaks it all down and it then gets heated and put into machines called digesters. This creates methane gas which runs through the pipes to our engine, which generates the electricity to go back into the national grid. It is my job to assist in the lab or help the engineers.