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Edina Group and Emerald Biogas win Best Merchant Waste AD project at ADBA Awards 2014

The annual exhibition and awards of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) took place on the 2nd – 3rd July at the NEC. The event is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to learn about anaerobic digestion whether interested in general terms or if looking for detailed technical solutions as operators. ADBA was formed in 2009 as a non-profit making organisation to promote the industry and best practice within it.

As a result of their efforts and the growth of membership the anaerobic digestion industry is able to make its voice heard in policy matters and use the wealth of experience and expertise available to run workshops and seminars on all matters relating to running an AD plant, from finance to PAS 110 and a whole range of topics in between.

As a founder member of ADBA, Edina Group has always attended their exhibitions and policy groups and seen the industry grow over the last few years which brings both advantages and challenges. Edina aims to provide the highest quality installation and maintenance of its power generation products, ensuring full regulatory compliance and to offer advice and experience based on nearly 30 years in the industry.

Emerald Biogas has built a state-of-the-art food waste processing facility and anaerobic digestion plant, the first in the north east. The plant was created with the expertise of Ian Bainbridge and Antony and Adam Warren.

Ian’s background of farming, waste management and fertiliser supply coupled with Antony and Adam’s experience in animal by-products from the family company John Warren ABP made an ideal combination.

This success story goes beyond an effective AD plant however as Emerald Biogas have made it their mission to invite and educate the local community and involve schools, teaching them about the process and following the progress of their food waste. Edina installed and maintains the TCG 2020V16 which generates 1.56MWe, enough to power around 2,500  homes.

Edina and Emerald Biogas were delighted to receive the award. Edina’s joint Managing Director Tony Fenton said, “We are pleased to have been involved with this high quality project and congratulate Emerald Biogas on their enterprise and work with the community”.

Winners Wyke Farm and the highly commended Shropshire Biogas are also powered by MWM engines, fully maintained and supported by Edina.

Edina is the sole distributor for MWM in the UK and Ireland where it has supplied and operates over 300MWe of installed gensets and exports containerised units.

MWM is the world’s leading and oldest manufacturer of gas powered generators.