Awards Given for Innovative Biogas Projects
Aug 05 2012
Weltec Biopower's (Germany) client, Fernbrook Bio, recently won the UK AD & Biogas Associations (ADBA) award for the "Best Biogas Project" in 2012. They have constructed a biogas plant to produce 1.5 MW of energy and the efficiency of operation and overall concept was what impressed the judges.
The facility can be found in Northamptonshire, UK, and creates energy for around 3,000 households and holds the capacity to utilise about 30,000 tonnes of biowaste and food waste per year. For this reason Weltec had equipped the biogas plant with the ability to include food unpacking, separation and pasteurisation systems.
Following the award ceremony, Director Shaun Cherry commented: "We have been cooperating with WELTEC BIOPOWER for almost four years, and we are pleased with this partnership, which has now won due and deserved recognition in the form of the ‚Best AD Project‘ award. WELTEC has truly deserved this award because it offers, not only top-edge premium plants, but also efficient service.“ ADBA’s decision to award Fernbrook Bio with the title also included the operators’ community work through visits to and from local schools and systematic publicity activities.
Weltec Biopower were represented twice in the awards with the Lower Reule Bioenergy plant in Staffordshire, UK, also being nominated. This plant supplies electricity to about 2,600 homes and uses heat generated from the plant to help heat farm buildings and dry the digestate. Lower Reule Bioenergy was nominated in the "Best integration of AD into a farming business“ and "Best AD Project“ categories.
For WELTEC, the awards represent a stimulus to continue to focus on high quality, efficient technology, which the company from Lower Saxony has already been doing for 11 years. This is also one of the key reasons why the Vechta-based company has been successful in the field of biogas plant construction in the United Kingdom from the outset and has developed into one of the country‘s leading plant manufacturers.
Weltec Biopowers UK Sales Manager, Chris Jellett commented “We are delighted that Fernbrook Bio has been awarded the Best AD project category in the ADBA industry awards. This achievement is truly deserved by all of the team at Rothwell Lodge Farm and acts as recognition of Weltec Biopowers position as a leading biogas technology supplier in the UK market.”
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