GMT Biogas Ltd, established in 2017, is working alongside Lutra Ltd in pioneering a new methodology for anearobic digestion (AD) project management and design, as well as implementing cutting edge AD technology, in the form of its unique plug flow reactor (PFR) design and gas-to-grid via direct injection and virtual pipeline technology.
GMT's management team brings together a vast number years of experience across the AD industry, combining expertise in finance, design, project management, operation, and commissioning. As such, GMT is in a position to offer a start to finish project management package from a bespoke design through to commissioning.
To complement these packages, GMT can offer a TSA (Technical Services Agreement) following the completion of a project to ensure a seamless handover to the client.
GMT’s flagship plant, a 5MW gas to grid project, based in Cambridgeshire injected into the grid in January 2021. The 5MW plant is the largest of GMT's unique design of plug flow reactor (PFR, picutred above) in the UK. It is the first PFR in the UK to use gas to grid technology. The plant is based around a 'Virtual Pipeline' operating model. This means the biogas produced by the AD plant is cleaned/upgraded and injected into the grid, via a compressed gas transport trailer, via a series of communal injection points on the National Grid.
GMT’s is one of the leading gas to grid developers in the UK, pioneering the use of its highly efficient PFR technology alongside direct pipeline and virtual pipeline grid injection technologies.
GMT has several further 7MW gas to grid projects, both PFR and more traditional stirred tank reactors (CSTR, pictured below), expected to commence in the second half of 2021 and beyond.
MEET THE TEAM
Phil brings 15 years of experience in both the project management and business development aspects of AD.
He has won over 30 PFR contracts and project managed the build of the first PFR digesters in the UK, as well as project managing our flagship Gas to Grid projects.
He previously led the bid team for BiogenGreenfinch, winning 3 out of 5 Welsh Assembly CSTR projects.
PRINCIPLE DESIGNER (LUTRA LTD)
Michael is a Cambridge University engineering graduate and a leading expert in the AD industry, starting his first AD related business 45 years ago.
He has been in involved in the design and build of over 140 plants, from 50kW to 5MW in size. Michael has been a board member of the REA for 9 years and a Policy Board chair for 2 years.
He was recently appointed a Board Member of the European Biogas Association.
DESIGN & PROCESS DIRECTOR
Gianluca is a chemical engineering graduate (focussing on AD) and has been involved in the AD business for 8 years.
He has assisted in the design, delivery and commissioning of several PFR plants, and has also spent 4 years within agricultural financial markets as a physical commodities trader for Cargill and Glencore.
He brings a mixture of technical and commercial experience to the GMT team.
Andy worked with NatWest Bank for 40 years, most recently as a Regional Director in the Agricultural Finance division.
His experience in agriculture and financing agricultural projects, including AD projects, brings further strength in depth to GMT’s management team.
He can offer tailored advice and support to clients with respect to funding options and funding structures.
Johnathon has over 27 years’ experience in the farming industry and currently farms 600 acres in Lincolnshire.
In 2014 he managed the completion of his own on-farm AD plant of the PFR design.
He brings both operational and construction knowledge to the GMT team.
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