Ancala Partners, an independent mid-market infrastructure investment manager, has acquired a 1.5MW operational anaerobic digestion facility located in Millerhill, Edinburgh, from Kelda Water Services for an undisclosed sum.
The facility will be integrated into Ancala’s UK anaerobic digestion platform, Biogen, which operates anaerobic digestion plants in the U.K.
The facility is an important long-term component of the Zero Waste Plan being delivered by The City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council to meet the Scottish Government target of no more than 5 percent of waste being sent to landfill by 2025.
Discarded food collected by the two partner councils plus additional waste from local businesses and industries are recycled at the facility. Methane gas is then produced and converted through a CHP engine into electricity.
The process generates enough electricity to power approximately 3,300 homes. In addition to producing renewable green electricity, the facility converts food waste into a nutrient-rich biofertiliser that is PAS110-certified.
In May last year, Biogen was listed in the London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to inspire Britain Report, which identifies the fastest-growing and most dynamic SMEs across the UK.
Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan sets out the Scottish Government’s vision for a zero-waste society. This vision describes a Scotland in which all waste is seen as a resource and the amounts put into landfills are minimised. Ancala actively supports this vision.