Tamar energy submits planning application for anaerobic digestion facility


The anaerobic digestion company that is backed by Sainsbury’s and the Duchy of Cornwall among others has submitted a planning application for a facility near Scunthorpe.

An application has been lodged with North Lincolnshire Council for a facility near to the village of Brigg that will handle by-products from the food growing and production industries.


It is expected to treat up to 80,000 tonnes of food waste per year and generate 3 to 4MW of electricity.

Tamar Energy focuses purely on anaerobic digestion and has plans to build 44 plants that would generate 100MW of electricity around the UK.

It was formed in February 2012 with shareholders including Sainsbury’s, the Duchy of Cornwall, the Rothschild family and Rothschild Investment Trust, Fajr Capital and the Tamar management team.

The company will also work with Sainsbury’s to ensure food waste from its stores and its suppliers is provided to the plants.

So far, the company is focusing on London, East Anglia and Lincolnshire.

In November last year, Tamar Energy acquired four AD plants from Countrystyle Group.