Danish biogas plants developer Xergi has been appointed by UK-based company Brigg Lane Biogas to construct a new plant in North Lincolnshire.

Located in Bonby, the company will convert 75,000t of food waste into seven million m³ of biomethane every year. Green gas produced at the new biogas plant will be distributed through the local grid.

With the completion of the order, Xergi will have constructed its tenth plant in the UK. Xergi's chief executive officer (CEO) Jørgen Ballermann said: “The project for Brigg Lane Biogas is our tenth delivery in the UK.

“Once the plant has been built, we will have supplied a total biogas capacity equivalent to 26MWe in the UK, a figure that we are extremely proud of.”

"Once the plant has been built, we will have supplied a total biogas capacity equivalent to 26MWe in the UK."

The project will be located on the same site as Bio Waste Solutions, which already pre-treats food waste for biogas plants in other parts of the country. The new facility will also be able to take food wastes from other suppliers and will soon support the British Government’s initiative in increasing the amount of carbon neutral biomethane in the gas grid.

Brigg Lane Biogas expects begin supplying gas to the grid by spring next year. Biomass bi-product following biogas production will be used as a valuable fertiliser on local agricultural land.

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Image: Brigg Lane Biogas’ new plant will convert up to 75,000t of food waste into green gas. Photo: courtesy of Xergi.