Burges Salmon advises BiogenGreenfinch

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11 August 2010

Burges Salmon's energy and construction team has advised BiogenGreenfinch, a leading technology provider and the UK's leading operator of Anaerobic Digestion food waste plants, in connection with a new £3million-plus renewable power system for one of the UK's leading agricultural colleges, HarperAdams UniversityCollege.

The anaerobic digester is part of the University College's commitment to sustainable energy.  The turf cutting ceremony took place on 4 August 2010 and brought together all the major partners including BiogenGreenfinch, which is designing the plant, utilities company E.ON, and local contractor Adonis Construction.

The Burges Salmon team, consisting of Ross Fairley, William Gard and Lloyd James, advised BiogenGreenfinch on all aspects of the project including an agreement for the design, manufacture and installation of the anaerobic digester and an agreement to provide technical services and support to the University College during the facility's design and construction and for at least 15 years during its operation.

Burges Salmon's Head of Renewable Energy, Ross Fairley, said:

"We are delighted to have assisted BiogenGreenfinch in successfully completing this matter which adds to BiogenGreenfinch's significant experience of developing and operating AD plants.  The project also highlights and enhances Burges Salmon's reputation of successfully delivering and advising on AD projects and on projects in the waste sector generally."

The Harper Adams AD Plant will demonstrate how farmers and other business people can diversify and use by-products of their existing work to generate power and an additional source of income. 

John Ibbett, Chairman of BiogenGreenfinch said:

"It was during my own student days at Harper Adamsthat I first caught the vision for the commercial potential of AD.  Some 28 years later, it gives me enormous pride to now be part of the fulfilment of that vision on the very doorstep of the college."

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