ENER-G lauds U.K government’s u-turn on support for small scale anaerobic digestion

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ENER-G lauds U.K government's u-turn on support for small scale anaerobic digestion

Greentech Lead U.K: Renewable energy solutions provider
ENER-G has welcomed the U.K government’s u-turn on financial support for
small-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, which means that facilities
between 50kW and 5MW will continue to receive Renewables Obligation Certificates
(ROCs).

In its review of support for renewable energy
published in July, the government had proposed removing ROC support for
small new AD plants from 1 April 2013.

“This is a welcome decision that will do much to
expand the AD industry, which is under-deployed in the UK.  Customers
now have the flexibility to select either feed in tariff or ROC support, which
helps provide long term certainty and confidence to investment decisions,”
said Derek Duffill, group managing director of ENER-G said:

ENER-G specializes in building, operating and
financing major biogas projects across the UK and Europe, including a growing
portfolio of AD facilities in the UK.

ENER-G also welcomed the government’s July decision to
continue maximum ROC support for Advanced Conversion Technologies, such as the
gasification process provided by its clean energy recovery from waste business
Energos. This will unlock much needed new generation infrastructure, including
its own 450 million pound investment pipeline of facilities, which have
planning consent and will create up to 500 new jobs. 

Energos opened the UK’s first full scale
gasification plant to operate on household waste on the Isle of Wight in 2007.
This was the first waste fuelled gasification or pyrolysis plant operator
in the UK to qualify for ROCs in October 2010. The company is receiving
maximum double ROCs for the electricity generated from the renewable
portion of the residual household waste (typically around 50
percent).  

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