A Wrexham energy farm has featured in a national film campaign showcasing their 'inspirational' renewable energy. 

With energy bills hitting an all time high and the cost of living putting a strain on families across the UK, the UK's energy supply is under mass public scrutiny. 

The ‘Meet the Generators’ series, made by Good Energy, one of the UK’s leading renewable energy providers, focuses on case studies around the UK.

Fre-energy, which is a farm near Holt, Wrexham, is one of the case studies and showcased their anaerobic digester which produces 1.5GWh of green energy a year.

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Good Energy chief executive Nigel Pocklington said: “Fre-energy are inspirational and deserve to be congratulated on their achievements. 

“We are proud to be working with them, and we hope their story will encourage others to generate their own power and help to tackle the climate crisis.” 

Fre-energy use a process called anaerobic digestion, where manure, waste crops and food waste are heated in a sealed tank to break down the material and produce biogas. 

This gas is used to power a generator to provide electricity and heat.

Of the energy produced, around 40% is used to run the farm and rural business hub, and the rest is sold to Good Energy. 

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The resulting ‘soup’ in the tank is recycled too, providing all of the fertiliser for the farm. 

The site is so successful that it hosts field trips for graduates who are keen to learn more about renewable technology, helping to train the next generation of scientists. 

Fre-energy managing director Denise Nicholls said: “When you start thinking about waste as a resource, it completely reframes the question of what to do with it. 

“Anaerobic digestion is very similar to composting but without the oxygen.

"You put the waste in a large tin can, you heat it and then collect the gas to convert it into useable energy. 

“The added bonus is that the nutrients are recycled back out onto the land so it’s an absolutely superb ‘closed loop’ cycle.” 

Good Energy was founded in 1999 and boasts a 100% renewable energy mix, consisting of wind, bio generation, solar and hydroelectricity projects. 

They have a network of 1,700 businesses, non-profits and communities and last year they generated 698GWh of renewable energy, which is the equivalent to powering all the homes in Manchester for more than a year.