Low Carbon Projects - Biogas
What does the future hold for a greener UK?
We are looking at low carbon developments
The earth is warming at an alarming rate. Twenty of the last 22 years have been the warmest on record. Action needs to be taken on climate change. To combat this, the UK has committed to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This indicates that the use of all fossil fuels in their current form is unsustainable. To continue to provide the energy requirements of the UK without fossil fuels provides significant challenges in energy generation, transmission and storage. Zero carbon forms of energy such as wind, power and tidal cannot be turned off and on. Electricity storage is hugely expensive, often environmentally harmful and generally inefficient. Electricity transmission is limited by the amount of copper installed and could need massive upgrading with concurrent environmental disruption.
To provide all the energy requirements for the UK for heat and transport as well as power will require huge investments in zero carbon generation. The zero carbon options for generation either produce power when the wind blows or the sun shines or in the case of nuclear, produce constant power. The scale of the challenge in generation, transmission and storage of energy suggests that an alternative to electricity storage and transmission will be required or we will be overwhelmed by planning considerations and investment in cables, wires and batteries.
Acquisition of Ixora Energy Ltd
ENGIE are excited to announce the acquisition of Ixora Energy Ltd, a global leader in renewable energy, from Downing LLP. The deal adds three anaerobic digestion (AD) sites in the UK to ENGIE’s already extensive portfolio.
We welcome Ixora Energy Limited to the ENGIE Group. Anne-Laure Chassanite and Stuart Rennie visited Ixora’s 3 biogas sites and met with the team. Storengy UK and Ixora have a lot in common. We are both committed to reaching our group net zero targets by 2045. Storengy UK’s ambition is to be a carbon neutral business by 2025 and we hope to share our experiences not only in this area but also our strong safety cultures, technical competences, and our joint responsibility to our community.
“The acquisition of Ixora Ltd demonstrates ENGIE’s belief in a diversified energy mix for a reliable and affordable energy transition. It also shows our commitment to help shape the UK and Europe’s path to decarbonisation. With our substantial investments and strategic focus on renewable gases, ENGIE is poised to support the UK’s energy transition goals. We have a long-term vision to cultivate innovation and progress, while strongly supporting local communities.
Our aim is to act as a champion of zero carbon energies that have a positive impact on people and the planet. We are proud to be working alongside the team at Ixora in achieving this bright future.”
Anne- Laure Chassanite - Managing Director