Agrivert opens 3 MW AD project in the UK

By Erin Voegele | December 08, 2016

U.K-based Agrivert recently announced the opening of its fourth anaerobic digestion (AD) system in Bridgend, South Wales. The facility is expected to process approximately 48,000 metric tons of organic waste per year, generating 3 MW of electricity, enough to power more than 5,900 homes. The company also noted the facility will generate enough biobased fertilizer to displace fossil fuel-derived fertilizers on more than 3,000 acres of local farm land.

 “We are proud of this AD project and the increased accessibility to our industry-leading food waste recycling services it brings,” said Alexander Maddan, chief executive of Agrivert. “The new plant will offer much needed reliable capacity to local markets and we are pleased that large volumes of waste are already coming in from local sources. Local plants such as this reduce the cost of waste collection and treatment and should provide an incentive for many businesses to recycle food waste. We are delighted to be working with Ceredigion, Powys and Pembrokeshire Councils, who have been supportive partners at every step. Indeed we could not have delivered this facility so quickly if we had not had such a progressive relationship.”

According to information released by Agrivert, the AD plant took approximately eight months to build. Once an aerodrome in the Second World War, the company noted the site of the plant has been transformed since 2007 from a rundown brownfield site into a home for a cluster of interconnected renewable technologies. In addition to the new AD plant, the site also has a wind turbine, a field of solar panels, an eco-house and a plant that converts industrial waste into low-carbon cement. There are also plans to add a second wind turbine, a 10 MW battery storage project and a hydrogen refuel