Farmgen signs contract to build AD plants across UK

Blackpool-based Farmgen has signed a £30m contract with manufacturer and installer Kirk Environmental to build a network of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK.

The move comes as Farmgen accelerates its national roll out of on-farm AD plants.

The company’s first site at Carr Farm in Warton, Lancashire, is nearing completion; construction has started at its second plant at Dryholme Farm in Silloth, Cumbria; and a series of proposed plants are either in planning or about to be submitted for planning consent.

Last year Farmgen announced plans for a major investment programme to create the biggest AD ‘energy farming’ expansion programme in the country.