East London Biogas to trial night time opening for customers

The Foresight Group ("Foresight”) owned utility scale Anaerobic Digestion ("AD”) facility in Dagenham, East London Biogas Limited ("East London Biogas”), is extending its opening hours to enable through-the-night drop offs for customers.  
 
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From October 24th, the facility will be opening its doors for deliveries at 10pm, staying open through the night until 4.30pm the following day, from Mondays to Fridays.  On Saturday mornings the facility will close at 8am. 
Since opening in February 2014, the plant has already diverted more than 63,000 tonnes of food waste from landfill and has produced over 31,000 MWh of renewable power. 
 
Jack Armond, Commercial Manager, East London Biogas commented:
"We are trialling these hours for the next six months and hope that customers will find them convenient for vehicle logistics. We are keen to make these hours permanent, providing that customer uptake is sufficient.”
 
James Samworth, Partner, Foresight Group added: 
"Foresight has been committed to enacting sustainable change in the renewables industry, so it is great to see improvements to East London Biogas’ operation as a step towards this aim. With these extended opening hours, customers will be able to deposit far more food waste at their convenience; this will in turn generate larger amounts of renewable electricity.”
 
A new gas engine recently became operational on site, boosting generating capacity from 1.5MW to 3.5MW, and enabling the facility to accept and process greater tonnage of organic food waste. 

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For further information contact:

Ben Thompson, Foresight Group   
bthompson@foresightgroup.eu /020 3667 8155

NOTES TO EDITORS

About Foresight Group LLP ("Foresight”):

About Foresight Group LLP ("Foresight”): Foresight Group is a leading independent infrastructure and private equity investment manager which has been managing investment funds on behalf of institutions and retail clients for more than 30 years.

 Foresight has over £2.1 billion of assets under management across a number of funds, including Listed Vehicles, Limited Partnerships, Enterprise Investment Schemes (EISs) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs). 

www.foresightgroup.eu