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Quercia partners with ENER-G to produce green electricity

In Lancashire, UK, Quercia has designed a project that will see the generation of bioelectricity from landfill gas.

Located at Clayton Hall Landfill Site the landfill waste project has been operational since June this year, producing enough renewable electricity to benefit 700 households. It will also dramatically reduce carbon emissions by the equivalent of 30,000 tonnes. The methane gas emitted from the landfill is captured and converted into electricity that is then injected into the National Grid.

Quercia has entered into a partnership with Manchester-based ENER-G, which will utilise its specialist biogas generation technology to convert the methane into a minimum of 1139kW of green electricity.

The project has a 15-year lifespan and over this period the level of methane emitted will vary. As a result ENER-G has adopted the ‘hire fleet’ method to ensure that a smaller generator can replace a larger one when the demand fluctuates.

‘We will be using 1150kW equipment as a minimum and Quercia will effectively be turning a liability into an asset. The project is funded entirely by ENER-G and we will pay royalties to Quercia, which avoids major capital expenditure. We are also responsible for maintaining the generator,’ the managing director of ENER-G Natural Power High Richmond said. ‘The system involves an innovative application of tried-and-tested technology, which is why we can guarantee minimum service levels to Quercia, he added.