Tamar Energy was chosen as the company that has done most in the past year to advance UK renewables. The result was announced from a highly competitive shortlist that included six other industry-leading organisations.
The awards were judged by a stellar line-up from the world of sustainability including Countryfile’s Tom Heap, Greenpeace UK’s chief scientist Doug Parr, and the founder of sustainable investment magazine ‘Blue and Green Tomorrow’ Simon Leadbetter.
It has been a busy year for Tamar Energy, opening its first three AD facilities in Hampshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, with two further AD facilities under construction and a healthy pipeline of projects in development. It is the first award for the company under new Chief Executive Willie Heller, who joined the company in January 2014.
Nina Skorupska, REA's Chief Executive said “The scale of investment Tamar has made in mainstreaming food waste anaerobic digestion projects is very impressive. This is not just about the quantity of projects they are developing, but the quality too. Tamar’s commitment to outstanding health and safety practices sets an excellent example for others to follow.”
Willie Heller said; “A company is a reflection of its people, and Tamar Energy is full of exceptional individuals. It is an honour to receive the REA award, recognising the successful implementation of the company’s vision to make AD a significant component of UK renewables.”
The Renewable Energy Association represents the UK's renewable energy industry, covering renewable power, heat and transport. Established in 2001 as a not-for-profit trade association, the REA represents British renewable energy producers and promotes the use of renewable energy in the UK. REA helps its members build commercially and environmentally sustainable businesses whilst increasing the contribution of renewable energy to the UK’s electricity, heat, transport and green gas needs.
In 2013, Tamar Energy was awarded the ‘Standout Fundraising Achievement of the Year’ Award by Cleantech Group, the global clean technology and sustainability intelligence company, for its innovative approach to attracting £97m in green-tech equity funding.