Open Morning: A Green Energy Revolution and more on our Doorstep – Gorst Energy

Saturday 15th July at 10:30 - 12:00
The Mint Methodist Church Centre, Fore Street, Exeter EX4 3AT
A social event where visitors and guests are welcome and refreshment provided. At 11a.m. Darren Stockley, Managing Director of Gorst Energy, will give an informative talk on how its anaerobic digestion (AD) facility located in Clyst St Mary has been providing renewable gas and electricity to Exeter and East Devon since 2015. 

Gorst Energy currently provides enough renewable gas to power 2,389 homes and renewable electricity to power 934 homes.

It does this by processing agricultural feedstocks supplied by local farmers, primarily pig manure and sustainably grown crops. Using high-quality AD technology, the feedstock is broken down to produce biogas and digestate:

  • The biogas is used to either generate and export renewable electricity to the National Grid, or upgraded and injected directly into the UK’s gas network. This green electricity and gas directly supplies local homes and businesses surrounding our Gorst Energy plant.
  • The digestate is high in nutrients and a good replacement for artificial fertilisers. It is used on all of the land that grows feedstock crops for our AD plants, reducing costs for farmers as well as decreasing their carbon footprint.

Gorst is essential in Exeter and East Devon’s journey towards a more local circular economy and the plant is providing a sustainable solution that supports local businesses and powers our communities.

Come and learn about this incredible facility and also have any questions answered.


Parking onsite is limited for disabled people only, telephone the Mint on 01392 279786 to reserve a space. This City Centre venue is well served by public transport and there are public car parks nearby.

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