An investment of £2.45m has been announced for a scheme to build a £20m green energy plant, in a North Yorkshire market town, England.

Planning consent has already been given for the Selby Renewable Energy Park, which will be the largest of its kind in the UK.

The technology at the site will turn food waste into power.

The Anaerobic Digestion technology will generate huge amounts of clean energy as well as processing 165,000 tons of food waste a year which would otherwise have been sent to landfill sites, writes the Yorkshire Post.

Now the park will receive £1.7m from WRAP – the Waste & Resources Action Programme, which helps businesses cut waste.

The organisation Future Energy Yorkshire, which is funded by Yorkshire Forward, has also supported the Selby plant, with an investment of £750,000.