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Tamar Energy acquires Countrystyle organics operations

Waste firm Countrystyle Group has sold most of its organics operation to Tamar Energy.

The deal sees Tamar acquire development rights to three sites with planning permission for AD facilities and the development rights for a fourth AD site subject to planning consent.

Tamar’s new organics division will take over management and operation of six in-vessel and open windrow composting sites with Countrystyle’s organics management team transferring as part of the deal.

Countrystyle will supply feedstock and market digestate, soil improver and other end products.

Trevor Heathcote, chairman of Countrystyle Group said: “Tamar’s acquisition of the strategically placed AD projects that Countrystyle has pulled together over the last three years, will now ensure that these projects have the funding and the best chance possible to be built out. This deal combines the resources of a well-funded energy business in Tamar with the solution-driven delivery infrastructure and end-to-end contacts of.”

Alan Lovell, chairman and chief executive of Tamar Energy said “We are very excited to have added Countrystyle’s composting division to the Tamar family. We recognise the synergy between high quality composting and AD and believe that both businesses will benefit. We also gain access to four very good AD sites, which we will build out over the next four years. Countrystyle’s organic management team is excellent and will greatly enhance our operational capability.”

Countrystyle will retain its in-vessel composting facility at Ridham in Kent.

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