Howard Kennedy acts on Adnams gas project

Howard Kennedy has advised brewer Adnams and sister company Adnams Bio Energy (ABE) on their partnership with British Gas to supply renewable energy to the National Grid.

Addleshaw Goddard advised British Gas on the deal, which will see the ­energy generated by an anaerobic digestion plant supplied to the National Grid. The plant, which is the first of its kind, produces energy generated by the brewery and local food waste.

The facility is designed to produce enough renewable gas to power the Adnams brewery and run the company’s fleet of lorries, while leaving up to 60 per cent of the output for injection into the National Grid.

Howard Kennedy’s projects team, which is led by partner Deborah Mills and includes partners Edward Butler, Jacqui O’Keeffe and Andrew Pike, advised Adnams and ABE on all aspects of the project. This included connection agreements with the National Grid, negotiations on ­leasing arrangements and overseeing all compliance issues.

Waitrose is the first ­retailer to sign up to supply waste to the facility, with food waste coming from its nearby branches.