The bioenergy project is the first phase in its £30 million investment to create “the biggest anaerobic digestion ‘energy farming’ expansion programme” in the UK.
The bioenergy plant is set to become operational next year. It will use crops from nearby fields grown by Green Energy Farmers Ltd, to create the ‘biogas’.
Monsal will supply the technology for the anaerobic digestion bioenergy plant to the Carr Farm project.
Based in the East Midlands, the company has been involved in more than 200 anaerobic digestion bioenergy projects over the past 14 years.
Other members of the Farmgen consortium include Kirk Environmental, a specialist company manufacturing anaerobic digestion tanks and Edina, a renewable power generation specialists, which will supply the bioenergy plant’s generation equipment. Both are based in the North West of England.
Engineering specialist Agrilek will connect the Warton anaerobic digestion bioenergy plant to the national grid.
Second bioenergy plant in Cumbria
Work to create Farmgen’s second £2.5m anaerobic digestion bioenergy plant in Silloth, Cumbria, is also set to start later this year.