On Red Nose Day 2019 (Friday 15th March), the UK’s biggest ever red nose was created when Grange Farm Energy’s domed digester tank was illuminated in characteristic red nose day ‘red’. The site has a circular main tank 38m in diameter and at 17m at its highest point and once lit, made for, we believe – the biggest and most impressive red nose since Red Nose Day began in 1988!
Lighting the plant as a red nose climaxed our spectacular action-packed ‘family fun’ fundraising event hosted by us for the local community. Dressed in red swimsuits, our brave senior team invited young attendees to ‘Splat the management’, allowing themselves to be pelted with digestate – the harmless goo leftover in an anaerobic digestion tank after crops and waste have been fermented to create green energy, in return, of course for donations to the very worthy Comic Relief cause. Early arriving attendees were also able to participate in a personalised tour of Grange Farm Energy’s biogas plant, with our expert operatives on-hand to explain the complete biogas process from start to finish.
Philipp Lukas, founder and managing director of Future Biogas said: “We pride ourselves on being an ethical company. Not only do we operate at the very forefront of the green energy revolution, we also work in close partnership with the communities in which our plants are located. Their goodwill is of the upmost importance to us. Hosting this fun, family event has enabled us to welcome our neighbours in Spridlington to our site – to join us, not just for a fun-filled event culminating with a grand switch-on to light the Lincolnshire sky but raising a substantial £36,000 for the fantastic Comic relief cause alongside, raising funds to make a real difference to people’s lives, both here in the UK and internationally.”
Chris Holmes, co-lead investment adviser at John Laing Environmental Assets Group, which owns the plant, added: “Future Biogas has pulled out all the stops for Red Nose Day 2019. The invaluable support of the local community to Grange Farm Energy has been clearly demonstrated at this event and collectively, a significant contribution for Comic Relief has been raised.”