Downing invested in the development and operation of Redstow Renewables Limited (“Redstow”) in 2013, developed by Future Biogas Limited.
The investment funded a 4.5W Combined Heat and Power ("CHP") generating facility plus driers using heat from the facility. It is processing c. 75,000 tonnes p.a. of energy crop to produce biogas, which is used to generate and sell renewable electricity under the Feed in Tariff regime, or used in driers under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.
In 2018, a private wire was developed which connected the site to RAF Marham, a local RAF station. Home to the squadrons of the RAF’s Tornado Force, RAF Marham became the first British military base to run nearly entirely on green electricity. Over 95% of its electricity is now provided by Redstow.
Future Biogas Limited provide operation and maintenance services to Redstow.