Caernarfon, Gwynedd (PRWEB UK) 5 July 2013
Biogen and Iona Capital have welcomed His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the Biogen GwyriAD Anaerobic Digestion plant, the first anaerobic digestion plant built specifically under the Welsh Government’s renewable energy policy.
His Royal Highness visited the plant at Llwyn Isaf in Gwynedd, North Wales ahead of the full operations starting at the end of the summer.
His Royal Highness was given a guided tour of the facility designed and built by Biogen especially for Gwynedd Council.
The GwyriAD plant will process 11,500 tonnes of food waste supplied by the Council from local households and businesses together with additional third party food waste. The facility will generate enough electricity to power 700 households a year and will also produce digestate, which is used as a fertiliser in agriculture.
To mark his visit, His Royal Highness has planted an autumn spire rowan tree at the GwyriAD site.
Nick Ross, Iona Capital Director, said: “We are delighted to welcome His Royal Highness at the first anaerobic digestion facility in Wales developed especially for the local authority. The AD industry has the potential to produce significant volumes of sustainable Biogas which will reduce the UK’s reliance on fossil fuels and our carbon footprint.”
Biogen Gwyriad at a glance
Financial Close - July 2012
Construction Started - September 2012
Construction Completed - July 2013
Technology Used - Anaerobic Digestion
Operator - Biogen (UK) Ltd
Household food waste processed p.a. - 11,000 tonnes
Electricity generated p.a. - 3,500 MWhr
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1. Jenbacher gas engine (Combined Heat and Power)
2. 2 Digester tanks
3. His Royal Highness, Prince of Wales and John Ibbett (Chairman Biogen) on the tour of the plant
4. Andrew Needham (Commercial Director, Biogen Gwyriad) explains the function of the methane gas holder to His Royal Highness, Prince of Wales
5. HRH Prince of Wales planting an autumn spire rowan tree (native to Wales), protected from the rain by Richard Barker (CEO, Biogen).
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