Ixora Energy Limited was founded in 2017 to provide a full management and operations service for seven Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants. Ixora drew together a team with many years of experience in AD operation who had specialised skills across a number of functions. When the team came together, the plants were in the latter stages of construction and needed guiding through construction completion, commissioning and a move into full operation. Ixora successfully completed this phase of operation and today provides a fully managed service for all sites. The focus is now to maximise the availability of the facilities and to meet the expectations of all stakeholders, while providing a safe and environmentally friendly working environment.

Feedstock Management

Identification and sourcing of the most suitable feedstocks for a facility. Working with suppliers to ensure that the best quality, most economic and most sustainable feedstocks are achieved and delivered to the facility at correct times. This service includes stock management and logistics.

Operations and Maintenance

On-site operational teams and staff that provide the day to day management of the facility. Setting suitable shift patterns, recruiting experienced and motivated staff and ensuring they are suitably trained. Setting feedstock diets and undertaking all digester health monitoring. Providing a proactive maintenance service to minimise downtime, including a stock holding of spare parts. Provision of a management structure to monitor the progress of on-site teams and to ensure they are kept abreast of best practice.

Sustainability Management

Liaison with OFGEM for all sustainability audits and accreditation. Collation and submission of monthly or quarterly sustainability data to ensure full compliance with sustainability regulations. Liaison with the operations teams to ensure they understand and adapt to the latest regulations. Ixora managed plants consistently score highly and demonstrate best practice at OFGEM audits.

Environmental Management

Providing an environmental advisory service to both operations teams and feedstock suppliers. Up to date guidance on latest regulations, site risk inspections and management reporting. Liaison with the Environment Agency as required to ensure a good working relationship.

Health and Safety Guidance

Provision of a comprehensive health and safety service. Working with site operations to highlight risks and to put in place remedial action plans. Creation of safe system of work procedures and liaison with the Health and Safety executive as appropriate. Keeping up to date with the latest legislation requirements and management level reporting.

Planning and Community

Ensuring that planning permissions are kept up to date if changes are made to site structures. Submission of planning applications and progression through to successful completion. Liaison and representation to all key stakeholders including local residents, local authorities, community groups and interest groups.

Finance and Back Office Services

Full accounting service including provision of management accounts, management reporting, cash management, purchase control. Credit control and liaison with OFGEM to ensure timely receipt of FITs/RHI. HR and payroll services including full staff record keeping, recruitment, staff training. Interface into statutory bodies for tax, audit, company secretary and insurance. IT management to assist with on-site computer requirements, server management, software updates, virus prevention, back up recovery and IT security.

Recent news

As part of the Open Farm Sunday event held at Frogmary Green, South Petherton on the 9th June, we were delighted to have a stand and be able to show visitors around our gas to grid plant, Sustainable Energy Generation, which is adjacent to the farm.  Around 200 people booked onto the tours and many, including children, were very keen to find out more about how gas produced there ends up in local homes.   The whole event was very well attended (we believe record numbers) and it was good to see many happy families enjoying the day out at Frogmary Green Farm.