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Biogen acquires 1.1MW AD plant in Somerset, UK

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Biogen has acquired an operational AD plant in Weston-super-Mare, UK, from Enovert. The 1.1MW facility will be integrated into Ancala's UK AD platform, Biogen, a leading owner and operator of AD plants in the UK.

The facility is an important component of a broader waste management and food recycling programme within the region of Somerset, UK, according to Biogen, with discarded food waste collected from the local area alongside waste from local businesses. Methane gas is then produced and converted through a combined heat and power (CHP) engine that generates enough electricity to power around 2,000 homes.

Mark Silvester, CEO of Enovert, one of the UK's major landfill site operators, said: "Enovert are very proud of what we have achieved with the Weston-super-Mare anaerobic digestion facility, which we originally designed, built and operated.

"We are delighted with the sale to Biogen, an experienced operator of anaerobic digestion plants, and we look forward to developing a close working  relationship with them post this transaction."

"This is an ideal addition to the Biogen portfolio and provides exposure to a new geographic region for the business," added Adam Feneley, managing director at Biogen. "We look forward to working in partnership with Enovert to improve recycling targets and increase renewable energy generation for the benefit of the local community and stakeholders."