Tamar Energy, which have set itself the goal of being ‘pioneers in the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) market’, has begun the first phase of its ‘critical mass’ network of AD plants.
A programme to construct the first four of a proposed 40 UK plants is now underway, and it is believed that the sites will be capable of producing 8MW of electricity. Once the entire network of 40 plants is operational they should produce 100MW, enough energy to power 200,000 homes. Tamar hopes to be able to complete their ambitious project by 2018.
The four sites that are due to begin construction work are located in Farleigh, Hampshire; Halstead, Essex; Holbeach Hurn, Lincolnshire; and Retford, Nottinghamshire. Initial projections indicate that all of the sites should be operational by spring 2014.
Alex Lovell, Chairman and Chief Executive of Tamar Energy, said: “We are very pleased to report that work is on or ahead of schedule at our sites, and we are in advanced stages of negotiations with local waste contractors in and around Hampshire and Essex for our plants in Farleigh and Halstead.
“Our innovative funding model means we are in a unique position in the AD industry to deliver on our promise of a cost-effective, reliable and sustainable energy and waste management solution for local councils and waste contractors alike.”