Who we are


Agile Energy Recovery Limited is developing an energy from waste (EfW, sometimes referred to as WtE) facility on a site near Inverurie in North East Scotland. We will start construction work in 2018, following successful planning/licensing applications and engagement with the Inverurie and Port Elphinstone community. We also have plans for several exciting bolt on business that will be a showcase for sustainable efficient use of the electrical and heat energy from local power plants. Our directors are all from Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland and come from a varied background in engineering, project development and management, waste management and information technology. Perhaps most importantly, we are all entrepreneurs with a passion for improving the environment and employing the best technology to that task.

Mission statement


Much as we would like to, we do recognise that we cannot save the planet single-handedly, so our mission is to ensure that the Inverurie Energy Park is an example of best practice, becoming a beacon for projects that follow and an example of how such projects can best contribute to the circular economy. We will involve the local community in shared ownership, use the best available EfW technology, ensure that we do not use viable recyclable material as fuel, make certain that we do no harm to people or the environment and ensure the project delivers a sustainable model which is commercially attractive for our investors. We are working to attract complimentary businesses to the park who can take advantage of being co-located and secure commercial advantage from supply of competitive electricity and heat for the plant

Waste to energy explained


In the UK, the traditional disposal route for waste materials that cannot be recycled has almost always been to landfill. This is unsustainable, wasteful and damaging to the environment – landfill gas produced by decomposing biodegradable material in landfill sites is methane and this gas is 23 x more damaging to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2). As well as preventing this happening, WtE projects create energy in the form of electricity and hot water for heating houses or cooking/drying in an industrial process. Agile Energy will use an advanced thermal conversion process more commonly known as gasification, which produces less emissions than conventional mass burn technology (incineration) and will be the best technology available for this purpose. This choice of technology is very important for a number of reasons and critically it ensures that control of emissions by flue gas cleaning is minimised. Instead we rely on the inherent minimum emissions of the process itself. Doing so is inherently safer and more reliable.

Sweden has been employing waste to energy to heat homes in the bigger cities such as Stockholm since the 1960’s. Indeed, Sweden has expanded the model to an extent that almost nothing goes to landfill and they are importing waste from the UK and other European countries to provide them with the additional fuel they need. Watch the short video below for more information.

Our process will be more than 25% efficient in converting the energy in the waste to electricity and around 90% efficient when we deliver and use all of the heat from the plant. Look at our very simple generic process flow diagram below (click on the diagram below to zoom in) to get an idea of how the process works and where all the energy comes from and goes to. This diagram is typical of a gasifier based steam production system. Recall from school physics, that energy is never lost, it only changes form. So, all the energy contained in fuel, be it petrol, diesel, coal or waste materials is 100% converted from potential energy into other forms of energy such as movement, heat and noise when it is used as fuel for a power plant. Most older power stations (and many new ones unfortunately) waste up to 80% of the available energy in heat by discharging it to the atmosphere – that is what cooling towers do. Our power plant is designed to be as efficient as current technology allows and will not be wasteful of the energy available.

Gallery


Our HSE Advisor, Alan Wilson also happens to be an award-winning wildlife photographer and we present one of his superb photographs here every week which we hope you will enjoy.


Here we will post project progress and other photos of general interest related to the project together with a time lapse record of construction activities on the site. You can click on any photo to expand the whole gallery.


Investor information


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Partners & Supporters


Jackie Allen advises the project on strategic communication channels within the Inverurie and Aberdeenshire communities and to local and national media organisations

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Simmons & Company International – Energy Specialists of Piper Jaffray is lead advisor for Agile’s equity and debt funding activities.  Their deep knowledge base regarding energy issues enables them to help design the optimum capital raising strategy for the project.

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Energy4All was formed in 2002 to expand the number of renewable energy co-operatives in the UK as an integral part of our transition to a low carbon economy. Agile and Energy4All are cooperating to deliver a community owned heat network supplied with waste heat from the Inverurie EfW Plant. The aim of the project is to make affordable heat available in Port Elphinstone and Inverurie, owned by an Energy Cooperative which will return profits to its members. For more information about Energy4All click on this link:  energy4all.co.uk 

 

Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, the Scottish law firm that has been supporting Agile on its journey to date, is joining forces with the world’s largest law firm Dentons, providing us with access to the largest array of legal talent in the world. The new legal firm will put the resources of one of the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking law firms at our disposal.

Led by Bill Fowler, the Energy & Utilities team specialises in three key areas of the market: Oil & Gas, Renewables and Utilities. With a core team of 25+ lawyers, the dedicated multi-disciplinary renewables team includes specialists from MMS’ Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Capital Projects, Construction & Engineering, Corporate, EU, Competition & Regulatory, IP & Technology, Planning & Environmental, Property and Tax Departments

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