Leading green energy plant developer FLI Energy has chosen Sheffield-based Chesterfield BioGas’s technology for a major gas production project in Suffolk.
FLI, which is based in Bedfordshire and has operations in France, Ireland and the South Pacific, will use a Chesterfield BioGas upgrader to purify biogas produced by anaerobic digestion.
The process involves using micro organisms to break down crops such as maize in the absence of oxygen. The resulting gas - biomethane - can be directly injected into the gas mains, but has to be purified first.
Chesterfield BioGas’s upgrader is a major part of the capital expenditure on the project and the Meadowhall-based company will also provide long-term support services, 24 hour monitoring and a planned maintenance programme as part of the seven figure contract.
Stephen McCulloch, managing director of Chesterfield BioGas, said: “We have been working in partnership with FLI Energy for some months to develop this, our second new UK contract within a few weeks.
“We view all such projects as a partnership process because, while the upgraders that we offer are modular, ‘plug-and-go’ systems, all sites have their particular requirements and constraints. We are aware that the support package has been an important factor in our clinching this contract.”
Chesterfield BioGas told the Stock Market in August that it had clinched contracts worth £4.6 million with two unnamed clients, for its highest volume Greenlane Totara biogas upgraders.
Last month, Doncaster-based Prosper De Mulder was revealed as the first customer.