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MEMBER PRESS RELEASE – Green Energy generator reaches milestone at Somerset-based Anaerobic Digestion plant

MEMBER PRESS RELEASE – Green Energy generator reaches milestone at Somerset-based Anaerobic Digestion plant

Green energy generator, Adapt Biogas Ltd, has reached a significant milestone at its new anaerobic digestion plant, Evercreech Renewable Energy (“Evercreech”) in Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

Photo Credit: Evercreech Renewable Energy Plant, Shepton Mallet, Somerset

In December, the plant completed its first injection of biomethane into the gas network, providing energy to help meet the energy demands of both the local residential and business communities. Up to 8,000 homes will benefit from locally-produced green energy.

The plant is currently ramping up to full production and is receiving feedstocks from local food and organic waste producers to enable the biological anaerobic digestion process to generate green gas.

Evercreech is the latest addition to Adapt Biogas’ growing portfolio of green energy assets and is funded by parent company Macquarie Capital. This financial support has enabled Adapt Biogas to develop a nationally significant green energy project to inject gas into the gas network operated by Wales and West Utilities.

The site will be able to process a range of food and organic waste from commercial and industrial sources along with domestic food waste collected by Local Authorities, totalling 95,000 tonnes per year. Evercreech offers a green, and commercially beneficial, alternative for food producers by diverting their waste from traditional unsustainable disposal methods such as landfill.

Managing director, James Thompson said: “All of us at Adapt Biogas are delighted that we have achieved gas to grid for the first time at Evercreech. We look forward to working with a wide range of local and regional food and drink production businesses who will support us with keeping the plant alive to produce green energy for the local community and beyond..

Patrick Ottersbach, managing director at Macquarie Capital Principal Finance added: “We are delighted to have supported Adapt Biogas achieve this significant milestone at the Evercreech plant, through our financial investment and expertise. Achieving gas to grid is a positive contribution to the UK’s energy transition.”

The plant is now open to support any food and drink manufacturers who want to sustainably dispose their waste locally and Adapt Biogas would welcome the opportunity to explore green waste solutions with local businesses.

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For more information about the Adapt Biogas anaerobic digestion projects, please contact: Sue Thompson on 07971 065941 or letsadapt@adaptbiogas.com

About Adapt Biogas Ltd
Since 2012, Adapt Biogas has pioneered the use of agricultural waste at scale in the UK energy sector through anaerobic digestion (AD). Adapt Biogas understand anaerobic digestion technology and the important part it plays in the UK’s future green energy generation strategy. Currently managing and operating two AD plants in at Murrow, Cambridgeshire and Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

The Adapt Biogas team brings together a wealth of AD experience. From sourcing feedstock through to injecting green energy into the grid. With a strong combined knowledge of agriculture, regulatory compliance and operations provides a reactive management team that is positively charged to assist with the development and growth of AD Plants and renewable projects in the UK enabling each facility to drive cost efficiencies, share operational best practice, drive innovation, and better monetise biogas production. www.adaptbiogas.com

About Macquarie Capital Principal Finance
Macquarie Capital is the advisory, capital markets and principal investment arm of Macquarie Group. It encompasses corporate advisory, a full spectrum of capital solutions, including capital raising services from equity, debt and private capital markets and principal investments from Macquarie’s balance sheet. Macquarie Capital has deep sector expertise in the aerospace, defence and government services, consumer, gaming and leisure, critical minerals, energy, financial institutions, healthcare, industrials, infrastructure, services, software, technology, telecommunications and media sectors.

Macquarie Capital Principal Finance, the financing and principal investing arm of Macquarie Capital makes investments from Macquarie’s balance sheet, provides flexible primary financing and secondary market investing solutions for corporate and commercial real estate clients across North America, Europe and Australasia. www.macquarie.com/uk

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