We’re an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility located on the outskirts of Exeter in Clyst St Mary. We process energy crops, agricultural waste and animal manures to produce biogas which is used to generate renewable electricity or gas. This renewable energy is injected into the gas and electricity grid.
This plant utilises pig manure and sustainable crops supplied by local farmers as its primary feedstock. Using high quality AD technology, the feedstock is broken down to produce biogas and digestate. The digestate is high in nutrients and is a good replacement for artificial fertilisers. This is used on the land that supplies crops to the AD plant and greatly helps the farmers to reduce their greenhouse gasses and carbon footprint.
Gorst is essential in Exeter and East Devon’s journey towards a more local circular economy. We provide a sustainable solution that supports Exeter and East Devon’s local businesses and powers our communities.