Clean technology business ENER-G has joined prime minister David Cameron for a high level business delegation to Mexico, which is hosting the G20 and B20 summits in Los Cabos.
The business delegation, also including Diageo, Rolls Royce, Virgin Atlantic, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), Business Ambassador Tamara Mellon and other major exporters, is accompanied by chancellor George Osborne and trade & investment minister, Lord Green.
ENER-G recently celebrated the official opening of its renewable energy generation facility in partnership with the Municipality of Aguascalientes, in central Mexico. This £4.4m investment by ENER-G, and involving its sister company, Biogas Technology, utilises the company’s biogas generation technology, manufactured in Salford, Greater Manchester, to produce renewable energy from landfill gas.
The renewable power is being used by Nissan at its local car manufacturing plant. The project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the landfill site by 90,000 tonnes per year – helping Mexico to deliver on the targets set out in its new Climate Change Act.
Hugh Richmond (pictured), managing director of ENER-G Natural Power, who is travelling with the business delegation, said, “We’re proud that our biogas generation project in Aguascalientes is contributing to the country’s visionary climate change targets, as well as supplying green power to Nissan. ENER-G sees huge investment potential in Mexico’s emerging renewable energy industry.”