anaerobic digester operation News

  • First anaerobic digestion plant

    The Hereford-based company, Ynergy Ltd, has just commissioned a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant to convert chicken litter and maize silage into biogas for renewable electricity and heat generation. The green electricity will power the farm’s poultry houses and AD system, with a 90% surplus sold to the National Grid, while the captured waste heat will provide warmth for the chicken ...


    By PlanET Biogas

  • Kirk’s Insight into an Anaerobic Digestion Tank

    Anaerobic Digestion Tanks are the most noticeable part of any Anaerobic Digestion plant and in most cases this is where all the action takes place, getting the right base material, coating type, size and design of the tank is a vital part of any AD project. Tanks come in a variety of sizes which will vary depending on the expected throughput of the proposed plant and the material (feedstock) it ...

  • DECC: Financial support for anaerobic digestion

    The Government has announced ambitious plans to provide financial support for anaerobic digestion technologies through feed-in-tariffs (FITs) and the “world’s first” renewable heat incentive scheme. The schemes are designed to bring about a significant increase in the amount of locally produced green energy and help the UK meet its renewable energy targets. FITs is a financial support system ...

  • OFT recommendations will help anaerobic digestion

    ADBA Chairman and Lib Dem peer Lord Redesdale has welcomed the publication today [Thursday] of the OFT’s Market Study into Organic Waste. The Market Study was prompted by the water regulator Ofwat, to explore what barriers exist to competition in the treatment of sewage sludge, and the involvement of Water and Sewage Companies in the treatment of other organic waste. ADBA has been ...

  • Stepping up Investments for Anaerobic Digestion

    The industry awaits news in the government’s forthcoming Budget on 8 July of future funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Ex energy minister and ADBA advisor, Chris Huhne, warned of policy changes ahead while reassuring delegates of the government’s stated commitment to renewables in general and to its climate change obligations. Speaking of the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Stepping up Investments for Anaerobic Digestion

    1.6 million Tonnes of food are now being recycled through AD compared to 0.3-0.4 million tonnes in 2010, but waste policy in England is holding up investment compared to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The industry awaits news in the government’s forthcoming Budget on 8 July of future funding for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Ex energy minister and ADBA ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • NOV supplies more Mono™ pumps to major anaerobic digestion operator

    NOV provided a pair of their Mono™ progressing cavity pumps, which are helping to manage some 12,000 tonnes of material each year, including 7,500 tonnes of food waste from North Somerset Council, at a major waste recycling plant in Weston-super-Mare. An EZstrip™ transfer pump and a Compact C range pump have been installed as part of an Anaerobic ...

  • First food waste anaerobic digestion plant introduced

    Wales’ First Minister Carwyn Jones officially opened the Prosiect GwyriAD plant at a recycling plant in Llwyn Isaf, near Caernarfon, bringing online the country’s first purpose built anaerobic digestion (AD) for generating power from food waste. The £6m project which is expected to process 11,000 tonnes of food waste from the local area was backed by a £2.4m grant from the ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • UK reaches 100 anaerobic digestion plants milestone

    The burgeoning anaerobic digestion (AD) industry in the UK has reached a “significant” milestone, as the number of AD plants outside of the water industry has passed 100 for the very first time. The official figures gathered by bioeconomy consultants NNFCC and WRAP, reveal that the number of AD plants in the UK has ...


    By NNFCC

  • Anaerobic digestion strategy and action plan 2013

    DEFRA has released the latest AD Action Plan and Strategy, following from the report in June 2011. The report is designed to deliver the government’s commitment to increase the energy from waste produced through AD. The number of plants in the UK has risen to 110 up from 68 since September 2011. More than 200 projects currently have received ...

  • Anaerobic digestion strategy launched: statement by Greg Barker

    Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has today welcomed the publication of the Coalition Government’s Anaerobic Digestion strategy and action plan. Greg Barker said: “Letting rubbish and waste rot in landfill is madness when we can use it to power our homes and cars. We are already making it financially attractive to turn waste into electricity under the Feed-in Tariffs ...

  • Anaerobic Digestion Success for a UK Food Waste Plant

    KIRK ENVIRONMENTAL, part of KIRK GROUP, was awarded a contract back in 2008 for one of the first commercial biogas plants in the UK which was the start of a 6 year relationship with the customer and two extensions to the initial plant. ...

  • Go-ahead given for £5.5 million anaerobic digester plant

    Dorset County Council has given the green light for recycling firm Eco Sustainable Solutions to build a multi-million pound anaerobic digester plant in West Dorset. The plant will cost £5.5 million and is due to be operational within two years.It will take up to 12,000 tonnes of pig slurry and 25,000 tonnes of organic waste to create methane gas for energy. It will be built on a 2.5 acre site at ...

  • Official Opening of Tamar’s Holbeach Biogas Limited’s Anaerobic Digestion Facility

    The Holbeach Biogas AD facility is a joint venture between Tamar Energy and A H Worth. It was officially opened on 1st May by Asda’s CEO Andy Clarke. The site, situated to the north of the town of Holbeach, processes around 30,000 tonnes of organic material per annum. Through anaerobic digestion, which is the natural decomposition of organic matter, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • ENER-G wins UK Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Industry Award

    ENER-G has won a top renewable energy industry award for innovation in anaerobic digestion and biogas CHP generation. The UK-based renewable energy specialist won the ...


    By ENER-G

  • Leading Anaerobic digestion firm calls for ban on food waste to landfill

    Localised collection rules are hampering the plans to build 40 anaerobic digestion plants, warns Tamar Energy. The UK government has been called upon by the UK’s first large-scale anaerobic digestion developer, asking to ban food waste from landfill to help the UK meets its 2020 renewable energy targets. The government were called upon after they unveiled its second annual progress report ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Kennedy has vision to make UK world leader in anaerobic digestion

    Anaerobic digestion will be an established technology in England by 2020 providing energy for two million homes from food waste, said Environment Minister Jane Kennedy. Speaking at the National Farmers Union conference in Birmingham (17 February) Kennedy launched her vision for anaerobic digestion to make a significant contribution to climate change targets. The Government has also launched a ...

  • EnviroSolutions Exploring Anaerobic Digestion Technologies to Recycle Mixed Solid Waste

    When people think about landfills, the mind doesn’t paint an appealing picture. However, while landfills aren’t aesthetically pleasing, there are numerous benefits to landfills, many of them environmental. Municipal solid waste (or MSW) landfills have been converting waste to energy since the 1890’s. However, until recently, this was done through the process of combustion in ...


    By EnviroSolutions, Inc. (ESI)

  • Defra announce Anaerobic Digestion Loan Fund at UK AD & Biogas 2011

    Defra Minister Lord Henley has announced a £10m Anaerobic Digestion Loan Fund (ADLF) for new AD plants in his speech to the conference at UK AD & Biogas 2011. The ADLF, which will be administered by the Waste Resources Action Programme, will lend amounts ranging from £50,000 - £1m to support the development of new AD capacity in England, in conjunction with investment from ...

  • Peterborough invites bids from waste industry to build anaerobic digestion plant

    Peterborough City Council is inviting bids from the waste industry to design, construct and operate an anaerobic digestion facility to treat food waste produced by its 170,000 residents. The council aims for the 12,000-tonne capacity AD facility to be operational by late next year. It will support the council’s commitment to increase recycling and composting of household and garden materials to ...

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