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Shovels shift at 12MW Ellough bio

FLI Energy kicks off construction of anaerobic digestion plant in Suffolk

Shovels shift at 12MW Ellough bio image

Bedfordshire-based contractor FLI Energy has kicked off construction of the 12MW Ellough biomass plant in Suffolk.

The anaerobic digestion project in Beccles is being developed by BioCore Environmental and will use locally produced crops to generate raw biogas.

The turnkey contract to design, construct and commission the plant awarded by BioCore’s investment partner, Cambridge-based Eastern Counties Finance, includes a five-year maintenance and process analysis support agreement.

The potential carbon savings from the scheme will be up to 21,000 tonnes per year and it will also deliver organic fertiliser to local farmers, FLI said.

FLI Energy managing director Declan McGrath said: “Injecting biomethane produced through anaerobic digestion into the gas grid is one of the most efficient uses of biogas and reduces our reliance on imported fossil gas.”

Biocore Environmental director Peter Carey added: “This plant will provide a number of benefits to farmers in the region while contributing significant renewable energy to the local and national grid. We are pleased to be working with FLI Energy to deliver this significant project.”

Image: construction of the 12MW facility is underway (FLI Energy)

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