Edina’s power generation solutions are particularly well suited to both biogas and natural gas applications in the food and drink sector – both at the start of the food journey providing cheaper, greener energy for production and at the end when waste food has to be processed.
Tomato growing pioneers, Guy and Wright use enhanced photosynthesis through CO2 addition to their crop. However rather than the usual route of burning natural gas, the family’s unique approach was to develop their own AD plant to provide biogas for their heat, power and carbon source. Edina supplied, installed and now maintains the TCG 2016 V12 from MWM which they packaged to suit and link in with the gas clean-up stages for CO2 recovery. The installation is eligible for ROCs. The green energy produced is a valuable asset to Guy and Wright, both as an ethical message about how they manage their business and through the electrical export. This application is pioneering and has recently been shortlisted for three awards with the Renewable Energy Association.
Demands on the grid can affect business expansion and this was a major consideration to R&R Ice Cream who ordered two TCG 2020 V20 engines from Edina in 2013. These sets supply heat, power and steam for use in production from a single source thereby making financial and carbon savings. Large drinks’ manufacturers, potato processors, bakeries, dairies and waste management companies are among Edina’s customers.
Another success story is Emerald Biogas, the first food waste processing plant in the north east and with whom Edina won the Best Merchant Waste Anaerobic Digestion Project in 2014 from the Anaerobic Digestion and Bio-Resources Association. Emerald ordered a further unit from Edina due to the amount of biogas generated and have undertaken a raft of activities in the community to promote the responsible re-use and sorting of food waste.
Although the MWM range supplied by Edina (as official distributor in the UK and Ireland) is multi-purpose, Edina do not take a “one shoe fits all” approach. In house designers, engineers and the manufacturing premises in the UK, make bespoke projects possible, maximising space, using existing premises or accommodating listed buildings for example.
Tony Fenton, Managing Director of Edina commented, “exhibiting at Future in Food this year is a great opportunity to explain the enormous benefits these energy solutions can bring to the sector and describe our experience of the various applications to which they are suited”.
Edina is exhibiting on Stand 4 at Future in Food at the NEC on 3rd June 2015.