Best Landfill Site Support Company - Europe & CV Environmental Stability Award - Europe Company: Biogas Technology Limited Name: Andrew Masi Email: Andrew.email@example.com Web Address: http://www.biogas.co.uk/ Address: Brookside Industrial estate, Sawtry, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE285SB Telephone: 01487 831701
Biogas Technology (BTL) was founded in the mid 1980’s out of the requirement to destroy unwanted and highly explosive methane gas found within landfill sites. We spoke to Andrew Masi to learn about how the firm has developed since inception. Biogas Technology provides landfill site support services to the UK landfill sector, as well as supplying landfill gas management systems and products to the rest of the world. Andrew explains how the firm’s innovative service offering was conceived. “When we started, Biogas Technology mainly focused on the flaring technology and pipe work infrastructure required to remove the gases to make the sites safe. Over the next 30 plus years Biogas has been involved in the ever evolving landfill gas industry from the NFFO (Non-Fossil Fuel Obligation) pumping trials of the early to mid-1990’s to the Kyoto CDM (Clean development mechanism) from the mid 2000’s to present day, where Biogas have actively reduced Ch4 emissions on several active landfill sites within several countries including Mexico, Brazil, Peru,UAE, Chile, and China. “We also recently teamed up with both The UK Environment Agency and DECC, along with several other partners, to work on the ACUMEN project (Assessing, Capturing and Utilising Methane from Expired and Non-operational landfills) This project accessed new and existing technologies to help reduce carbon emissions to atmosphere from expired and non-operational landfills. Biogas designed and developed a new prototype Low Flow, Low calorific high temperature ground flare which was successfully demonstrated as part of the project”. This award winning flare system is likely to have a long term place in serving the post closure requirements of landfill operators for some years to come.
“Biogas Technology Limited has continued to provide aftercare packages for our customers and have had several contracts with councils and private companies that have been in place for over twenty years which shows our overall commitment to our clients which entrusted them to enable Biogas to manage their sites and equipment. We also provide the same services into the anaerobic digestion industry and the coal mine / coal bed methane sector.” What sets the firm apart, according to Andrew, is the firm’s vast experience and superior knowledge. “As the longest standing landfill gas specialist company in the UK market place BTL has the experience and in depth knowledge of clients sites which simply cannot be provided by others who do not have the longevity of BTL. This combined with a proven long standing track record of quality service which is uniquely provided in the spirit of long term relationships, rather than short term wins, as is reflected by some contracts that have been in place continually for more than 20 years, is what sets BTL distinctly apart from others in this space. “Overall I would say the main reason for Biogas Technology’s’ success is our core knowledge and experience of the industry and what is required to keep ahead of the regulations and requirements set out by the governing agencies. To provide the technology for the customers to make sure their site and equipment are run and maintained in the most
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cost effective way, and technologies are updated if and when required.” Moving forward, Andrew outlines the exciting plans the company has to continue to adapt to the ever evolving industry it operates in. “Looking to the future, technology has to meet increasing demands in terms of energy efficiency and emissions to atmosphere and we work constantly with all the necessary agencies to make sure we design technology that meets these requirements as they develop. “As such we foresee a very consistent and demanding future for BTL in the UK landfill sector, although active landfill sites are in decline due to waste management strategy, the legacy of larger closed landfills will exist for many years to come. The post closure management of landfill gas becomes increasingly difficult and complex as time goes by. “BTL is actively developing products and services that will meet these demands and ensure future compliance to assist landfill site owners. We see the development of the low cal flaring system developed and demonstrated through the ACUMEN project, in conjunction with the EA, as a key product in the requirements these sites will present in the future. BTL will also continue to develop new and innovative products to meet these requirements.”