About Copland Biogas
The team at Copland Biogas has a wealth of experience in developing renewable energy technologies, specifically in anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. We are dedicated to constructing AD plants that convert unavoidable organic waste into sustainable, green energy. This renewable energy plant will help play a pivotal role in decarbonising the UK's energy network to create a greener and more sustainable future.
Advancing renewable energy technologies such as AD plants is imperative for the UK to achieve its Net Zero targets. By transforming organic unavoidable waste into green energy, Copland Biogas is contributing significantly to lowering greenhouse gas emissions and addressing the energy challenges we currently have. This proposal not only eliminates the detrimental practice of landfill usage but will also generate employment opportunities within the local economy and renewable energy sector. By embracing these sustainable solutions, we are not only shaping a cleaner, greener future but also fostering economic growth and environmental protection.
This new AD plant could have the capacity to produce green energy for over 7,400 dwellings in the local area as the biomethane will go into the gas grid and directly replaces the equivalent amount of natural gas derived from fossil fuels.
Please explore our website to discover more about AD and the planning permission being submitted. Should you have any enquiries, kindly submit them through the form located at the bottom of the page. We are here to answer your questions.
The Proposals at Copland Biogas
In 2022 plans were submitted for an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to be built on a vacant site near Beccles, Suffolk. If approved, the plant will have the ability to provide around 1,000 cubic metres of green biomethane gas per hour, using locally sourced unavoidable food and organic waste.
The project will support the government’s targets to reach Net Zero by 2050.
Anaerobic digestion is a process by which organic material is broken down by micro-organisms and chemical reactions in the absence of oxygen. The key product of the process is biomethane – an alternative to fossil fuel natural gas.
There is a pressing need in the UK to drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions globally to halt climate change. The plant will contribute to the development of a circular economy in Suffolk by processing around 100,000 tonnes of locally sourced food and organic waste each year from local households and businesses. This waste could be from:
- Household scraps (for example egg shells, vegetable peelings, inedible offcuts of fruit and vegetables, bones, coffee grounds, and tea bags)
- Out-of-date food from supermarkets
- Restaurant waste, including oils, fats and greases
- Bakery waste
- Food manufacturing and processing waste
Please read more for the full proposal and pictures of the site layout.
Considering your comments
The team at Copland Biogas appreciates that there have been some concerns surrounding the possible construction and operations of the plant from the local community.
Please complete the contact form if you have any comments.