Tamar Energy, the UK’s leading developer and operator of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, and its joint venture partner, Sutton Grange Anaerobic Digestion, have been awarded the Best On-farm AD Project for its 3 MWe Retford AD facility at the ADBA’s third annual awards ceremony last night (2 July 2014).
Following hot on the heels of Tamar Energy’s recent success at the REA Awards, where it was named Company of the Year, the award recognises the scale and achievement of the UK’s largest on-farm AD plant, located on Fred Walter’s farm at Sutton Grange, Notts. The facility uses poultry manures, other agricultural waste and maize from the local area to generate renewable energy.
Willie Heller, Tamar Energy’s Chief Executive said: ‘the award is recognition of the hard work and dedication of the project team in realising the UK’s largest on-farm AD facility. It makes a significant contribution to our growing national network, while showcasing the generation of electricity from a wide range of organic material. This award is also testament to the long-held ambition of Fred Walter and Mark Paulson for an AD plant at Sutton Grange, and evidence that our innovative approach to finding partners is working.’
The awards, held at Birmingham’s NEC during the AD industry’s biggest trade show, were judged by an experienced line-up from the world of AD and biogas.
It has been a busy year for Tamar Energy, the UK’s leading AD company, having opened three operational AD facilities in Hampshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, with two further plants in construction and working on a healthy pipeline of others in advanced development.