Landfill gas specialist ENER-G Natural Power rebrands as Ylem Energy

UK-based biogas and landfill gas specialist ENER-G Natural Power has rebranded as Ylem Energy.

This follows the transfer of the ENER-G trademark as part of Centrica’s recent acquisition of former sister company ENER-G Cogen International.

The biogas business has developed more than 150MW of landfill gas-to-energy projects over the past 25 years in the UK, Poland, Mexico and South Africa.

Ylem Energy will continue with the same management and operations team under the leadership of managing director Ian Gadsby. Gadsby also heads up sister company Biogas Technology, which is planned to be formally incorporated into the Ylem group.

Ylem Energy is currently developing South Africa's largest ever landfill gas-to-power initiative, with an £11 million investment in five sites in Johannesburg. Further projects are in the pipeline across South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa. 

The company's multi-million-pound portfolio of landfill gas generation projects in Mexico includes projects in Aguascalientes and Durango, which are supplying 2.5MW and 1MW of clean energy. 

Nissan Motorcars, located in Aguascalientes, continues to benefit from the green power which is produced by Ylem Energy locally to the Nissan plant, according to the company.

In the more mature landfill gas markets of the UK and Poland, Ylem continues to operate and maintain a large portfolio of operating power generation sites.

"Apart from our name change, it will be business as usual for Ylem Energy,” said Ian Gadsby. "We will continue to expand our market leadership in landfill gas generation in South Africa and Mexico, while finding new and innovative solutions to further expand our traditional business in the UK.”

Gadsby added: "Although market conditions for the landfill gas and biogas sectors are not currently as favourable as they have been historically, Ylem is fortunate enough to have a strong cash generative core operating business, which enables us to explore future growth opportunities.

“We fully expect that growth of our UK business will be through sector consolidation and potential acquisitions. We also anticipate organic growth in strategic energy opportunities to support developing electricity grid operations.”     

Ylem Energy will continue to operate from its UK headquarters in Salford, Greater Manchester.  

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