FLI Energy breaks ground on Fraddon biogas project

UK-based biogas plant EPC contractor FLI Energy has begun constructing the Fraddon biogas plant, a biomethane-to-grid anaerobic digestion (AD) project located in Cornwall, UK.

The company signed the EPC contract this March, with project developer Greener for Life Energy.

Under the £7 million (€8.5 million) contract, FLI Energy will provide full EPC wrapped project delivery including the design, construction and commissioning of the plant. The project is funded by London-based Eternity Capital.

The plant is designed to convert organic materials from local sources, including agricultural and local food waste and convert it into gas and electricity. It will also divert waste from landfill.

The plant is scheduled to be completed and handed over to owner Greener for Life Energy towards the end of this year. The facility will be one of the few AD plants feeding biogas into the UK national grid. Once operating to full capacity, the amount of biogas energy the site will produce is estimated to be the equivalent to the amount of electricity consumed 2,500 households.

FLI Energy's turnkey contract scope includes detailed civil and process design, ground works, site secondary containment bunding, drainage, feedstock clamp, digestate storage, full AD plant technology, M&E, CHP, biogas upgrading technology, propane addition equipment, and biomethane network entry facilities.

FLI Energy's AD technology partner HoSt B.V. from the Netherlands will collaborate with FLI to deliver the Fraddon project. When commissioned, the project will generate 1,000m3 of biogas per hour, after which upgrading on site will be exported to the gas grid as renewable biomethane.

The biogas upgrading technology used for the plant will be the Carborex MS100 system, supplied by DMT.

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