Award winning energy plant for Bedfordshire business

Thu 01 Dec 2011

A Bedford based firm’s newly completed green energy plant has won two national awards in the space of two weeks.

The anaerobic digestion plant, which recycles food waste and animal slurry to produce green energy, was designed and built by BiogenGreenfinch for Harper Adams University College, Shropshire who last week won the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Development. The plant was also crowned Renewable Electrical Facility of the Year at the Renewable Energy Infrastructure Awards held in London on November 10th.

The 24,000 tonnes a year facility has been up and running since the summer and processes slurry from the University’s 400 cows along with commercial food waste to produce renewable electricity for the Shropshire campus and for export to the national grid. A valuable fertiliser is also produced from the process which is used back on the University’s farmland.

Richard Barker, CEO, BiogenGreenfinch said, “We are absolutely delighted that a plant built by us has been given this award and of course that Harper Adams has been recognised for the work they are doing to produce renewable energy by making good use of agricultural and food waste.  We are thrilled to be part of this successful partnership.”

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