Anaerobic digestion (AD) technology is being made available at no capital cost to a range of manufacturing industries.
Companies involved in brewing, distilling, soft drinks manufacture, dairy, bakery and others are able to take advantage of a new AD scheme from ENER-G that will see it design, install and operate the AD technology.
ENER-G will finance the project, meaning there is no upfront cost or financial risk to the customer.
It will recover its investment by sharing savings with the customer over the contract period from effluent and food waste disposal with the customer receiving between 20 and 50 per cent of the savings.
ENER-G director of AD development Scott Tamplin said: “The increasing cost of waste and effluent disposal, coupled with rising energy costs and environmental legislation is prompting renewed interest in AD. Our outsourced build-own-operate model means that cash strapped companies can benefit without raiding their own capital or trying to raise finance themselves.
“We will design, install, operate and own the complete anaerobic digestion plant – shouldering all the financial risk and sharing operational savings with customers over an agreed contract term of 10, 15, 20 or 25 years. This provides businesses with a steady and attractive income stream.”
The company recently completed an AD plant at North British Distillery, which is a joint venture between Diageo and Edrington.