Five anaerobic digestion plants are to be built following an agreement between Tamar Energy and Peel Environmental.
Up to five facilities will be constructed across the north of England, after a Heads of Terms Agreement was signed between the two parties.
Peel Environmental has agreed to provide five sites for the exclusive use of Tamar Energy to develop AD plants.
It will build plants that will take food waste from commercial sources.
Tamar Energy chief executive Alan Lovell said: “This is a great deal for Tamar Energy and demonstrates our drive and commitment as a business to deliver a UK-wide AD network. The new facilities will be developed, constructed and operated by Tamar Energy as part of our plan to create a ‘critical mass’ of around 40 plants by 2018.
“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.”
Peel Environmental development manager Jane Gaston said: “Following on from Peel Environmental’s recent consent for the North Selby Anaerobic Digestion and Horticultural Glasshouse scheme in York, we’re pleased to be able to announce that we will be working with Tamar Energy to deliver this and other sites within our portfolio.
“As a company, we work closely with operators, construction companies, funders and technology providers to help deliver full package solutions for waste management infrastructure.”
By 2018, Tamar Energy plans to build 40 AD plants generating 100MW of electricity and gas.