Out of the blue I received an email asking me to quote and won the assignment to photograph the opening of Future Biogas and Triogen’s first ORC power plant in the UK.

The fact that I had studied Environmental Science at the UEA a few years ago didn’t just please me, I felt genuinely excited as it’s a subject close to my heart.

Out of interest the ORC technology converts waste heat into electrical energy.

The Oak Grove site operates a 2 megawatt electricity producing Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in Scottow, Norfolk. Anaerobic digestion is the simple, natural breakdown of organic matter into biogas (carbon dioxide and methane) and organic fertilizer called digestate. It is a similar process to that which takes place in the stomach of a cow. Applying Triogen´s ORC technology to the plant will increase the electricity output of the plant by up to 10% without additional input material. The ORC power plant converts the – otherwise unused- heat from the engine into electricity through technology also used in larger power plants. (from Triogen’s Press release)

Above are a few images from the day, with appearances from Philipp Lukas, CEO of Future Biogas, Henning von Barsewisch, Triogen’s CEO, Charlotte Morton ,CEO of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) and with special guest, deputy Dutch ambassador to the UK, Margriet Leemhuis.

Future Biogas is a leading UK-based biogas plant developer and operator and Triogen is a leading provider of ORC [Organic Rankine Cycle] power plants.