A track record of success
Our team have a track record of delivering sucessful anaerobic digestion (AD) projects, starting with the development of one of the first AD plants in Scotland over 10 years ago.
The team’s AD development experience continues to be in demand as we are able to get involved at all stages of the development of AD projects from feasibilty to procurement, planning and construction.
Some of our more recent projects include the food and drink and whisky distilling sectors and most recently the completion of an £11M combined AD and gas upgrade/gas to grid project in the Lake District, England.
Lake District Biogas
This project is a highly technical project which combines anaerobic digestion with a gas upgrade plant followed by re-injection of gas to the national gas grid and will be one of the first of its kind in the UK.
The project, which also includes the additional elements of a CHP plant and biogas boiler, is currently nearing completion and will take the whey from the First Milk process plant at Aspatria in Cumbria to produce high quantities of biogas through the application of an AD process.
Between 2002 and 2007 I Chaired the Environmental Services Committee of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar as it moved away from landfill to finding sustainable solutions for domestic and commercial waste. Uisdean and his team identified AD as a viable option and after detailed consideration of all options backed by detailed research and expert advice he was tasked to deliver the (then) highest value capital project ever envisaged by the Council. This involved detailed financial negotiations at the highest levels as well as a detailed 7-year delivery plan, involving major stepped structural changes in the service delivery to ensure that the structure were in place for the delivery of the capital project. Uisdean and I worked very closely to find practical, financial and political solutions to all the problems, and when the budget was halved by Government, he was still able to design and deliver the project on time and to the new budget. Since then, Uisdean has gone from strength to strength in the private sector providing solutions to firms of all sizes with a variety of business needs. I cannot recommend Uisdean highly enough.