Infinis is the UK’s 6th largest producer of Renewable Energy operating a growing portfolio of landfill gas, onshore wind and hydro plants across the country. They currently operate 121 landfill gas extraction plants.
Allen & York have partnered with Infinis for 8 years, providing specialist technical recruitment solutions to support their growing renewable energy capabilities.
At Allen & York we like to take the time to thoroughly get to know our clients and understand their business inside out, as such we were delighted when two of our senior team were invited to take an onsite tour of the Infinis Landfill Gas Plant in Northamptonshire, yesterday.
Sally Woods, Principal Consultant - Energy Generation at Allen &York
Sally Woods, Principal Consultant - Energy Generation; "We want to say a big thank-you to Will, the Chief Engineer at Infinis for a really interesting and informative tour of their Landfill Gas site yesterday. We donned our wellies and hard hats and learnt all about the gas production process, including methane extraction and hot spots!"
At just under a mile across the landfill is covered with clay to seal in the decomposing waste and gas. 500 wells are then sunk into the waste, which enables the methane to gather in the well head and flow into the network of gas collection pipes. These pipes then pump the gas into large engines which produce energy which is fed into the National Grid.
Landfill gas is a reliable and constant source of renewable energy, which doesn't fluctuate due to atmospheric conditions (like wind or solar, for example) it is therefore a very valuable part of the renewable energy mix.
"Careers across Waste & Renewables are constantly developing and to date we have worked with Infinis to recruit; Estates Managers, Landfill Supervisors/Managers, HSE Managers and Operations Managers.
We also work with them to source Onshore Wind technicians for other parts of the business. We're seeing an increased demand for talent within Waste & Recycling and the EfW (Energy from Waste), AD and Biogas industries are amongst the most interesting and innovative in the renewables portfolio."
Stuart Vivian, Team Leader - Waste & Recycling at Allen & York.
To learn more about the Landfill Gas process and How it works