Investor Acquires 20 Biomass, Waste-to-Energy Facilities from UK Green Bank

London-based investment firm Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) last week purchased 20 biomass and waste-to-energy facilities from the U.K. Green Investment Bank.

The assets include four biomass and waste-to-energy facilities, 15 anaerobic digestion plants and a materials recovery facility, with a combined generating capacity of more than 70 MW.

BIG said that the facilities added to its portfolio range in scale from 200 kW to 20 MW and are dispersed around the U.K., with 12 sites in Northern Ireland, seven in England and one in Scotland.

The largest site is the Mersey Bioenergy facility in Widnes, near Liverpool, a 20-MW biomass waste-wood plant.

“Rising demand for electricity from industry and consumers and the need to treat waste in an environmentally sustainable manner reinforces the importance of investing in biomass and WtE technologies,” BIG CEO Hamish McPherson said in a statement. “Over the long term, these facilities will be vital to lighting and heating homes, treating waste, and supporting near-future innovations, such as driverless and electric cars.”

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