Beacon to operate biogas and biomethane projects

Low Carbon and Agrivert have announced a joint venture – Beacon – to develop, build and operate biogas and biomethane projects across Europe.

Biogas plans

Low Carbon is an independent power producer (IPP) which is said to have developed more than 2 GW of renewable energy capacity to date with a further 15 GW of projects in development.

Agrivert has over 30 years’ experience and designs, builds and operates anaerobic digestion facilities.

Biomethane provides low-carbon renewable energy, which aims to help support the EU’s 2050 decarbonisation targets and is part of the EU Taxonomy and Renewable Energy Directive (RED).

Low Carbon said that the EU’s biomethane production, either as biogas or its upgraded version, needs to reach 35 billion cubic metres (bcm) per year by 2030 as part of its REPowerEU plan, and is estimated to require an investment of €37 billion.

The feedstock for the Beacon portfolio will predominantly be manure, food waste and agricultural residues. The biogas produced will be refined into biomethane and used in gas form or converted into electricity.


Dominic Noel-Johnson, managing director at Low Carbon, stated: “We are delighted to partner with Agrivert, one of Europe’s leading experts in building and operating anaerobic digestion plants.

“Biomethane has been identified as a pivotal renewable technology to meet the EU’s climate change targets, and we look forward to helping deliver those goals.”

Phil Earl, chief executive of Agrivert, added: “Agrivert has specialised in anaerobic digestion and biogas production for over 30 years, establishing and operating some of the most successful plants in the UK.

“This partnership with Low Carbon is an ideal and unique opportunity to expand across Europe and contribute to the EU’s ambitious biomethane targets as part of the drive to Net Zero.”

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