The AD plant and site infrastructure was designed and constructed by FLI Energy on a turn-key basis to generate 1.5 MW of renewable energy.
The Basingstoke Anaerobic Digestion Facility will take in approximately 30,000 tonnes of food waste per year, waste that could otherwise end up in landfill. The facility will produce 1.5 MW of renewable energy, enough to power more than 3,000 homes, and additionally will produce a nutrient rich fertilizer which will be returned to estate lands.
Formed in February 2012, Tamar Energy received £97 million in initial financial backing from investors to build a network of 40 Anaerobic Digestion plants in strategic locations around the UK by 2018. The Basingstoke Anaerobic Digestion Facility is the first one of those projects to achieve construction completion.
Alan Lovell, Tamar Energy’s chairman and chief executive, said: “The completion of construction of our first plant is a significant milestone for Tamar Energy. The project teams of both FLI Energy and Tamar Energy have done a fantastic job. A truly collaborative approach has delivered a complex project to time and to budget and all parties are very proud of the achievement.”
FLI Energy’s managing director, Declan McGrath, added: “I am proud to have participated in this great project, and we are looking forward to continued collaboration replicating this success on the delivery of many more AD projects, as part of Tamar’s plan to roll-out a national network of plants.”