FLI Energy has begun construction of its £7m Fraddon biogas plant – a biomethane to anaerobic digestion project in Cornwall.
FLI Energy signed the EPC contract in March 2014, with project developer Greener for Life Energy and. The project is funded by London based Eternity Capital and is designed to convert organic materials from local sources, including agricultural and local food waste and convert it into gas and electricity. The project, supported by local authorities, is fully aligned with the regional objectives to grow the economic activities, while supporting sustainable development and limiting the environmental footprint.
The plant is scheduled to be completed and handed over to owner Greener for Life Energy towards the end of this year. The facility will be one of the few AD plants feeding biogas into the UK national grid. Once operating to full capacity, the amount of biogas energy the site will produce is estimated to be the equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed 2,500 households.
It will collaborate on the project with AD technology partner HoSt B.V. from Holland and, when commissioned, the project will generate 1000 cubic meters of biogas per hour, which after upgrading on site will be exported to the gas grid as renewable biomethane.
Winston Reed, Managing Director of Greener for Life Energy, said: “The Fraddon project exemplifies Greener for Life’s genuine desire to make a difference to the quality of life for farmers by offering them the opportunity to diversify their businesses and generate significantly higher returns. I am confident that our collaboration with FLI Energy will ensure that we deliver a biogas plant of outstanding quality.”