Anaerobic digestion plant bought by private equity group

An anaerobic digestion plant in the UK has been acquired by infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group.

London-headquartered Foresight bought the plant on the Isle of Wight for an undisclosed sum.Anaerobic digestion plant acquired by Foresight Group

The 24-acre site at Arreton has a CHP plant to provide 250kW of capacity to power the facility and utilize waste heat. It processes more than 50,000 tonnes a year of energy crops.

Foresight has previously invested into 20 greenfield and operational anaerobic digestion plants across the UK and another five in Germany, which together have a combined capacity of 36.5 MW.

In bioenergy, Foresight has mobilized around à‚£900m of capital investment into 40 waste projects, which when fully operational will have a waste processing capacity of over 2 million tonnes per annum, diverting some 1 million tonnes of waste from landfill every year and generating 140 MW of clean energy. à‚ 

Foresight is also a significant solar infrastructure investment manager, Foresight currently manages more than à‚£1.2 billion in some 75 PV plants, with a generating capacity of over 1.1 GW in the UK, Europe, Australia and North America.à‚ à‚ 

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