Ener-G announces biogas projects in Mexico, UK

By Erin Voegele | January 31, 2013

Ener-G Natural Power is set to begin construction on its second landfill gas management facility in Mexico, and recently announced it has partnered with a company based in Hartlepool, England, to develop three biogas projects.

Regarding the project in Mexico, Ener-G is working with its sister company Biogas Technology to design, finance, build and operate a £2.3 million ($3.09 million) biogas power generation facility at the Durango city landfill site. According to information released by Ener-G, the facility will initially feature 1.5 MW of capacity. The plant is currently expected to begin power production in mid-2013. The two-phase project began in 2008 when Biogas Technology was appointed by the Municipality of Durango to collect and flare the biogas.

According to Ener-G, it also partnered with Municipality of Aguascalientes to open a landfill gas facility at the San Nicolás landfill. The 2.475 MW plant is supplying electricity to Nissan to power its vehicle manufacturing plant

To develop the three biogas projects in the U.K., Ener-G announced it has partnered with Seneca Global Energy to generate up to 3.8 MW of power at three landfill sites. Ener-G will design, build, finance, operate and maintain the three facilities at landfill sites at Blaydon, Longhill and Gilberdyke.  The facilities are scheduled to be operational in March.

"We are delighted to work with Seneca Global Energy to help them realize the full renewable energy potential of landfill gas,” said Hugh Richmond, managing director of Ener-G Natural Power. "The projects will be funded by ENER-G, including operation and maintenance. Over the past decade we have designed, built and safely operated more than 100 landfill gas facilities, providing in excess of 160MW of generation capacity."