This year has been very exciting; Severn Trent Green Power has recently purchased Agrivert's operating facilities and thus significantly increased our network of facilities. We are now the largest combined food waste recycler and composting businesses in the UK.
We have recently opened our latest AD facility in Derby and we are thrilled to see our other 7 AD facilities recycling record levels of food waste and producing renewable energy in equal measure.
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.
Our history is a combination of both Agrivert & Severn Trent's evolving lifespan. Below details some of the key points of development for both businesses.
Severn Trent Green Power rebrand the Agrivert sites into STGP colours.
Severn Trent Green Power commission their third food waste AD Facility: Derby, adding a further 50,000 tonnes per annum processing capacity to the portfolio
Severn Trent Green Power acquire Agrivert Group Ltd. Including all of its UK operating assets.
Severn Trent Water announce target to gain 50% of their energy consumption from Green Power by 2020.
Severn Trent Green Power's Hydro-power plant at Powys, Wales wins the acclaimed Hydro "Hall of fame" award.
Severn Trent Green Power open their second food waste AD facility: West Birmingham (Roundhill). Adding 50,000 tonnes per annum to their food waste processing capacity. This site was built and commissioned by Agrivert.
Severn Trent Green Power deploy Solar Phase 1; 30 Solar parks located on existing Severn Trent land, producing 20MW of renewable power.
Agrivert open 2 new AD facilities: South Wales & North London Adding 100,000 tonnes per annum food waste recycling capacity to their network.
Severn Trent Green Power open their first food waste AD facility: East Birmingham (Coleshill).Adding 50,000 tonnes per annum to their food waste processing capacity. This site was built and commissioned by Agrivert.
Severn Trent Water open their first commercial scale sewage gas Bio-methane upgrade and injection facility at its Birmingham sewage treatment works.
Agrivert open their new West London AD facility in Chertsey, Surrey. 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.
Agrivert open Wallingford AD facility in Oxfordshire. The second in their network of AD plants, processing 50,000 tonnes of food waste and producing enough green electricity to power 4,500 homes.
Severn Wind Power was formed and they complete installation of large wind turbines at 5 Midlands sites, adding 12MW to STGP's energy portfolio.
Severn Trent Green Power commission their first commercial AD facility in East Nottingham converting 37,000 tonnes of agricultural crops into 2MW of power.
Severn Trent Green Power was formed as a strategic decision by Severn Trent Plc. to move into the non regulated energy generation industry.
Agrivert open their first AD facility in Cassington, Oxfordshire. Processing 50,000 tonnes of food waste and producing enough green electricity to power 4,500 homes.
Severn Trent Water installs a further 6MW of containerised CHP Engines on their treatment works sites
Agrivert win long term local authority contracts in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire to treat domestic co-mingled green and food waste. They subsequently built another IVC facility to service these contracts.
Agrivert built and began operating their 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.
Severn Trent Water install its first 2MW of containerised CHP engines under the Renewables Obligation Scheme.
Agrivert built four green waste composting sites to treat green waste arising from a number of local authority contracts that they had been awarded.
Severn Trent Water converts its largest sewage AD plant in Birmingham from batch to continuous flow AD and replaced old dual fuel CHPs with 7.5 MW of modern spark ignition CHP.
For several decades Severn Trent Water has processed the majority of its sewage sludge using Anaerobic Digestion. Using biogas in both boilers to heat the AD process and dual fuel CHP's at the larger treatment works. Digesate was used in agriculture.
Severn Trent Water have generated hydro power from impounding reservoirs in the Derwent valley in North Derbyshire and at Vyrnwy and Clywedog in Wales for several generations.