Halesworth: Gas bioplant planned for Bernard Matthews site

A gas bioplant is being planned for the UK’s largest turkey farmer, Bernard Matthews, at its Halesworth factory.

Rural finance provider Eastern Counties Finance (ECF), has provided 100% of the funding for the plant, to be built in association with Glendale Power, Xergi and H20K.

The biogas plant, which will help to improve the company’s waste handling and energy costs, will be based close to Bernard Matthews’ existing processing site in Holton and will use biogas from waste to generate electricity for the processing plant.

ECF, a niche lender to the agriculture sector based in Cambridge, has financed more than 100 renewable projects in the last year.

“We are extremely passionate about providing financing solutions for renewable projects,” said ECF managing director Matthew Smart.

“We are happy to work with clients, large and small, and it’s extremely rewarding seeing their projects get off the ground, knowing that our help made it possible.”