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PEL is pleased to acknowledge advisory support from the National Non-Food Crops Centre (NNFCC) based in York

Park Energy Limited

Park Energy Limited (PEL) is a recently incorporated company that aims to develop, construct, build, own and operate renewable energy plants using Anaerobic Digestion technology. PEL’s initial target is to construct six Centralized Anaerobic Digestion (CAD) plants in Yorkshire. Key to the success of these Projects is the involvement of local farmers who will be syndicated to supply feed-stocks for the CAD Plant, similar in approach to a co-operative. Farmer’s remuneration will be from a combination of (a) payment for the delivered feedstock, (b) a royalty for the power generated and (c) access to digestate to be used as fertilizer.

The first of these projects, in Ryedale, is well advanced and will consume feedstock from non-food crop such as maize silage, animal slurry and waste food products from local food processing plants. The latter is currently sent to landfill for disposal. This feedstock will be converted to electricity (about 1MW), which will be exported to the local electricity network and heat (also about 1MW), some of which will be used in the digestion process and some that will be exported to neighbouring heat consumers.

PEL also proposes to construct a Visitor/Education Centre on the first site, creating a learning environment for the public and local schools and colleges for this aged form of renewable energy generation.

Based on the initial Ryedale project, the remaining five projects will be rolled out over a period of 2 years.

PEL’s proposal to utilize food waste will divert from landfill useful feedstock that will provide the food sector with additional green credentials (Corporate Social Responsibility) and ease the cost of disposing to landfill. The proposal will assist local authorities to meet their Landfill Directive offsetting organic waste to landfill, help to tackle the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme, implementation of the Nitrates Directive as well as contribute towards achieving the renewables targets encompassing Renewables Obligation and Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation in the district.