CooperOstlund wins contact at Arogen AD site in Staffs

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Gas engine specialist, CooperOstlund, has won an ongoing servicing and maintenance contract with Arogen’s anaerobic digestion (AD) site at Batch Acre Hall in Staffordshire.

Following a two and half year fight for planning permission on a nearby site, the facility was granted planning permission in just 28 days through conventional planning methods.

As part of the agreement, CooperOstlund is working in partnership with owner/operator Robert Greenow to install a 249kW combined heat and power (CHP) engine. Greenow expects that the CHP engine will contribute almost two million kW of power to the National Grid, earning around £550,000 in revenue per annum.

Greenow, who runs his own anaerobic digestion company, BioG-UK, gained approval via the permitted development planning Act after arguing that the proposed AD facility would be an essential part of his diverse farming activities.

He said: “If a digester is run correctly, it makes no noise, doesn’t smell and uses organic waste that would otherwise end up in landfill. It is a reliable and cost effective source of low carbon energy. The power from the site can also be used for farm activities such as drying grain and the digestate by-product is a nutrient-rich and odourless fertiliser.”

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