Scirocco signs exclusive agreement with supplier of nutrient recovery technology

Scirocco Energy’s subsidiary SEUK has signed an exclusive agreement with sustainability technology provider SEM Energy Limited (SEM) for a nutrient recovery system.

It is expected that SEM will provide SEUK’s beneficiary company Energy Acquisitions Group (EAG) with digestate management and nutrient recovery technology, known as H2OPE system.

The system transforms the digestate, a by-product of biogas production, into a high-quality, nutrient-rich fertilizer, a nutritionally balanced growth medium and a sustainable peat substitute, which can be used in a range growing environments across the sector. The H2The OPE system also produces reusable water and significantly reduces CO2 emissions compared to traditional practices.

EAG intends to apply the technology to its operating plant in Greenan – a 0.5 MWe AD plant in Northern Ireland, acquired by Scirocco in October – as well as working with other plant owners. AD to assess the potential benefits of funding the installation of a bolt-on nutrient recovery system on a market basis.

“This represents the next step in our investment strategy supporting investment in the ‘circular’ in the agricultural sector, alongside our existing investment in EAG,” said Tom Reynolds, CEO of Scirocco Energy.

“Applying this type of technology will help optimize the operational and environmental performance of our current and future AD plants, as well as provide a new revenue stream that can be tailored to our portfolio. “

Scirocco Energy completed its £ 1.2million (€ 1.39million) investment in EAG this summer. The two companies have created a joint venture platform to leverage EAG’s network and experience to access a pipeline of acquisition opportunities already identified in the AD and biogas market.

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