UK investment firm buys anaerobic digestion plant for £18m

It has a thermal capacity of 5MW and predominantly produces biomethane to be injected to the grid

UK investment firm John Laing Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) has bought an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant for £18 million.

Investment manager Downing sold the Merlin AD facility in Hibaldstow, North Lincolnshire, which has a thermal capacity of 5MW and predominantly produces biomethane to be injected to the national gas grid.

The plant also has a 0.5MW combined heat and power (CHP) engine and is accredited under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed-in Tariff (FiT) schemes.

The latest acquisition brings JLEN’s total renewable energy capacity to 274.2MW.

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