Palisade Real Assets picks up Malaby Biogas, launches new bioenergy platform

Malaby Biogas is the first investment for BioticNRG, an UK bioenergy platform focused on anaerobic digestion assets and adjacent infrastructure.

  • Malaby Biogas is an organic waste anaerobic digestion technology plant
  • Thomas Minter, Malaby’s managing director, joins the Palisade Real Assets team
  • Malaby provides approximately 2,500 houses with renewable power

Palisade Real Assets announced on Thursday the completion of a 100 percent acquisition of Malaby Biogas. The acquisition represents the first investment for BioticNRG, a newly established UK bioenergy platform focused on anaerobic digestion assets and adjacent infrastructure.

Based in Warminster in the UK, Malaby owns and operates Bore Hill Farm Biodigester, an organic waste anaerobic digestion technology plant. The company recycles food waste into renewable energy and sustainable biofertiliser for local farmers. Malaby was the first plant in England to be certified by the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme.

Sydney-headquartered Palisade Real Assets, a subsidiary of Palisade Investment Partners, is an infrastructure manager that targets mid-market assets.

“We are pleased to secure this high-quality bioenergy investment on behalf of our clients and BioticNRG,” commented Stephen Burns, CEO of Palisade Real Assets. “The Malaby team, led by Thomas Minter, are industry pioneers, leading the way in providing local, distributed renewable energy, integrated development and driving practical innovation into the sector.”

“I am thrilled to join the Palisade Real Assets team and to help build out the energy transition ambitions of BioticNRG – we have an exciting pipeline of investment opportunities across the anaerobic digestion value chain,” said Thomas Minter, managing director at Malaby. “Further, the BioticNRG platform will enable the Malaby team to continue to innovate and optimise – supporting R&D projects, implementing optimisation projects and institutionalising and promoting the knowledge base of the industry.”