Project size: 12MW
Location: Beccles, Suffolk
Ellough AD is the biggest gas-to-grid anaerobic digestion plant in the East of England located in Beccles, Suffolk. The plant is fed on 100,000 tonnes of energy crops and sugar beet pulp per year, which is turned into sustainable gas fed directly into the national grid. The green gas produced is enough to heat up to 9,000 local homes and commercial spaces.
The plant supports the local farming community by providing a market for farmers to sell their ‘break crop’ – a secondary crop grown in between main crops to keep the land as healthy and fertile as possible.
As well as producing renewable energy, the plant also generates a by-product called ‘digestate’ a nutrient-rich substance that can be used as a fertiliser replacing man made fertilisers and the impact that they have on the environment from their production.