Ixora Energy has now installed electric vehicle (EV) chargers at our Condate Biogas and Gorst Energy AD plants. This means that our team can charge their EVs with green, locally produced, low-cost energy while they work.

EVs are the future

According to the UK government, there are now more than a quarter of a million EVs on our roads. This number continues to rise, with the sale of plug-in vehicles increasing by 77% since 2020.

However, many EV owners will be concerned about rising energy costs. For those who charge their cars at home, the cost of a full charge may be up to 84% higher due to the energy price cap increase.

Martin Davey, Manager, charges his electric car with green, low-cost energy while he works.

Local energy production with AD

At Ixora, we generate renewable energy within a circular economy, that relies on our close relationship with local farmers, businesses, and communities.

Our AD plants are situated on or near agricultural land, where farmers can easily supply us with feedstock in the form of organic waste and sustainably grown crops. In return, they receive the by-product of AD, known as digestate – this makes a great natural fertiliser. The feedstock is converted by the AD process into green energy, which enters the grid to power homes and businesses in the area.

Benefits for staff

Our local model of energy production bypasses international price rises caused by a variety of factors, such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Therefore, the team can charge their EVs at a much lower cost (less than 50% of the normal rate).

“I’ve just bought an electric car, so having a charger here is really handy. I can charge up while I’m working, with green energy straight from the plant. The rate is much cheaper than it would be elsewhere, so I’m saving money. It’s great to know that I’m doing my bit for the environment too!”
– Martin Davey, Manager

The new EV chargers are just one example of how we’re championing renewable energy production at a local scale – so the UK can reach Net Zero goals while protecting consumers in a cost of living crisis.