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Farmgen turns on Cumbrian AD plant

AD plant developer Farmgen has started operations at its plant at Dryholme Farm, West Cumbria in the UK.

The biogas plant cost £4 million (€4.7 million) to install and started supplying electricity to the national grid on 4 November. The project was partly financed by Nuclear Management Partners, which supplied a £350,000 grant.

The plant converts locally farmed crops into 1.2MW of renewable electricity – enough to power over 2,200 homes.

Sajjad Karim, a member of the European Parliament and Industrial Research and Energy Committee, completed to switch-on.