Abby Forged Products could be the first forge in the UK to draw power from anaerobic digestion and biomass.
The company will spend £14 million on new premises, creating up to 55 jobs, according to local paper The Star. This will include a 3,000 tonne press, furnaces and ‘manipulator’ vehicles used for transporting red hot forgings. The new forge could be the first in the country to be powered by biomass and biogas, given that in September, plans were submitted by Beeley Wood Biogas Ltd for a £65 million sustainable business park based on an anaerobic digestion plant and biomass station. The anaerobic digester is expected to generate power from food waste and process up to 65,000 tonnes of material per year from a nearby waste recycling centre.