Timber recycling company O-Gen UK has become the first advanced conversion technology plant in the UK to receive double renewables obligation certificates (ROCs) from Ofgem.
The double certificates indicate the highest banding for the company’s 25,000 tonne Stoke on Trent gasification facility, which uses advanced treatment techniques to turn waste timber into renewable energy.
According to the company, the technology has been assessed as the “best available technique” for the disposal of waste timber and aims to be zero waste.
O-Gen UK managing director David Pike said: “The release of double ROCs by Ofgem represents recognition by regulators of the sustainability and advanced nature of our technology. With two further timber resource recovery facilities already under construction and a number of planning permissions in hand, the issue of ROCs completes the circle and is a significant step forward in the development of our business.”
O-Gen UK and sister company O-Gen Acme Trek have received funding from Foresight Group, a specialist investor in environmental infrastructure, solar energy and private equity.