Bioenergy Sub Sector Focus

Sub Sector Focus

Our specialist bioenergy team invests in businesses operating in various sectors in the UK and Europe, including:

Wood waste for renewable energy generation and animal bedding

Waste wood is a valuable resource which is being increasingly captured, recycled and used in a range of markets. The uses of waste wood are broadening beyond its traditional use in boarding products and uses now include renewable fuel and animal bedding. Within this waste stream Foresight has invested projects including Birmingham Biopower, Ince Biopower, Mersey Bioenergy and Evermore Renewable Energy.

Residual waste sorting and energy generation

Significant opportunities exist to process municipal and commercial & industrial waste, extract and recycle valuable materials within these waste streams and convert the remaining fractions as a raw material or as a fuel for energy generation. Much of this fuel is currently exported and Foresight is keen to support efforts to build appropriate scale domestic power plants to use this resource. Foresight has made investment into projects including Levenseat, Hoddesdon and Energy Works Hull

Food waste for energy generation and agriculture

Anaerobic digestion has an increasing role to play in recycling food waste to produce fertilizer and renewable energy. Source segregated food waste is collected by many councils and organisations and volumes collected are growing strongly, driven by escalating costs of disposal to landfill and to meet targets set by the government. Foresight has invested in utility scale anaerobic digestion projects in London with East London Biogas and Willen and more than sixteen on-farm AD projects across the UK.