This year has been a very exciting year. Our construction, engineering and operations teams have been exceedingly busy building and commissioning 3 new AD facilities; 2 of our own (Agrivert South Wales and Agrivert North London) and one 3rd Party build (Severn Trent Roundhill).
We have recently opened our latest AD plant in South Wales and are due to do the same in North London very soon.
We were thrilled to see our hard work and achievements recognised by ADBA earlier this year and delighted to collect their awards for Best AD Plant of the year (for our West London facility) & Best AD team of the year (for our engineering team).
Our growth and success has been exponential over our 22 year lifespan. This is largely thanks to our customer-focused and technically competent team, our forward thinking attitude and tailored approach to all endeavours.
Looking back through the years...
- We completed construction, commissioning and handover of Severn Trent's AD facility in Coleshill, West Midlands; our first 3rd party AD design and build project.
- We started construction of a second Severn Trent AD plant design and build project in Roundhill in Leicestershire.
- We also established a London based transfer station to allow our customers a tipping point closer to the city, thus enhance their collection logistics.
- We opened Agrivert West London AD facility in Chertsey, Surrey. Number 3 in our network of AD plants, processing 50,000 tonnes of food waste and producing enough green electricity to power 4,500 homes. This plant was also awarded with Best AD Plant of the year by ADBA.
1994 - 2013:
Agrivert commences construction on its third 50,000 tonnes AD facility, in Surrey.
We won South Northamptonshire Local authority Food waste recycling contract, increasing our total number of LA service contracts to 22.
We achieved PAS110 accreditation at Cassington AD facility proving our digestate as a high quality 'product' rather than a waste, thus allowing our farmers to spread it to land without the stringent controls associated with spreading wastes.
We opened Agrivert Wallingford AD facility in Oxfordshire. The second in our network of AD plants, processing 50,000 tonnes of food waste and producing enough green electricity to power [4,500] homes.
We delivered further infrastructure to complement our existing sewage treatment facilities in Newcastle and Sunderland.
We opened our first AD facility in Cassington Oxfordshire, in line with the UK drive for diversion of biodegradable waste from landfill and generation of renewable energy. Processing 50,000 tonnes of food waste this plant produces enough green electricity to power [4,500] homes.
We won long term Local authority contracts in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire to treat co-mingled green and food waste that had been segregated by householders at source. As a result of this, we secured land, funding and planning permission to build and operate two IVCs to service these contracts.
We built and began operating our first In Vessel Composting facility. This also then became the first IVC to achieve compliance with both PAS100 and the newly enacted Animal By-Products Regulations.
We built four green waste composting sites to treat green waste arising from a number of Local authority contracts that we had been awarded.
We designed, built and financed a biosolids dewatering and liming plant in Newcastle for Northumbrian Water.
We successfully operated Sewage sludge recycling contracts for Southern Water, Wessex Water, Scottish Water, Northumbrian Water and Anglian Water.
Alexander Maddan founded Agrivert and in response to the EU Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (which banned the disposal of sewage sludge at sea), we became the first to UK market with innovative biosolids treatment process for the water sector.