MT-Energie UK has just been appointed as Main Contractor by Keithick Biogas Limited, Perthshire, for the construction of the first Gas to Grid Anaerobic Digestion Plant in Scotland.
MT-Energie welcomes the collaboration with Iona Capital, environmental focused investor, which has financed this project, in joint venture with Keithick Farms Limited based in Coupar Angus. The successful partnership also includes Scotia Gas Networks which will provide the gas upgrading plant and oversee the connection of the plant to the local gas grid.
The advanced AD project will become operational in 2014. It will feed 3 million m3 of biomethane - 1,8 MW equivalent - into the local gas grid each year and produce a biofertiliser which will be spread on local farmlands. The facility will process over 36,000 tonnes per annum of whole crop rye, maize & sugar beet.
The gas generated will benefit from premium selling prices through the Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme, complying with both the zero waste to landfill targets and reducing the carbon footprint in the UK gas market.
With a growing presence in the UK and 10 biogas facilities already operational, MT-Energie will act for the first time as General Contractor coordinating all the phases of the project, from the planning and engineering to the construction and commission of the plant.
Ben Donaldson, National Sales Manager, MT-Energie: "We are delighted to play our part towards the first Gas to Grid plant in Scotland and to be the Main technology choice for Kiethick Biogas. This project will demonstrate that advanced technologies are available and can provide significant benefits to a particular holding and the local community”.
Nick Ross, Director, Iona Capital said: “This is the first gas to grid project we have completed and we are delighted to have been able to partner with both Scotia Gas Networks and MT-Energie, who we both view as future strategic partners on AD projects. We believe the gas-to-grid market has great potential and are pleased to continue our contribution to the regional infrastructure programme”.
Robert Wilby, Head of Business Development, SGN said “Greening the gas, by connecting distributed sources of renewable gas to our network as we are in Coupar Angus is at the heart of our long-term vision of an enduring and sustainable gas network. It's a key part of our strategy, and also central to decarbonising the UK's heat supplies”.