anaerobic digestion News

  • Anaerobic digestion: Delivering growth

    Anaerobic Digestion is a renewable technology that can make a real difference. Its flexibility means that it draws in many complementary industries. With George Osborne’s autumn statement due next week (29 November) the country is not expecting good news on the rate of economic growth. Supporting the growth of the AD industry offers the Government an opportunity to help address this, ...

  • Anaerobic digestion - realising the potential

    Government invites discussion on the future of energy from waste. Climate Change Minister Greg Barker and Environment Minister Lord Henley are today jointly chairing an Anaerobic Digestion Round Table with industry. This follows on from the Coalition’s Programme for Government commitment to promote a huge increase in energy from waste through anaerobic digestion. Guests have been invited to ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Financial support for farmers – small-scale anaerobic digesters

    Yesterday the On Farm Anaerobic Digestion Fund launched stage 2, making loans of up to £400,000 available to farmers for small-scale projects. The On-farm Anaerobic Digestion Loan Fund is part of a £3m initiative funded by DEFRA and is designed to support farmers in England who have had difficulties accessing finance. If you think you fit the fund and are looking to set up small-scale ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • Defra welcomes budget funding for anaerobic digestion

    The Secretary of State for Environment Hilary Benn has welcomed the measures in the 2009 Budget  which encourage investment in low carbon jobs and anaerobic digestion. Chancellor Alistair Darling announced additional funding of £10 million of anaerobic digestion and waste infrastructure in the 2009 Budget (see MRW story). Benn said: “The Government is committed to reducing the amount of ...

  • MUCKBUSTER Animation – Micro Scale Anaerobic Digestion

    Visit our Youtube Channel ‘SEaBEnergyLtd’ to see our short animation showing you all about our MUCKBUSTER® micro scale anaerobic digester (AD). To view Video click ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • National grid calls for anaerobic digestion boost

    The National Grid has forecast that the development of anaerobic digestion infrastructure and biogas production has the potential to be a significant source of fuel for the UK. Biodegradable waste streams, such as food and wood waste could be turned into biogas and injected into the gas distribution system, according to a new study by the National Grid and analysts Ernst and Young. In the study ...

  • Major supermarket chain invests millions in anaerobic digestion

    Sainsbury’s will invest GBP 9m during the next two years to establish five anaerobic digestion (AD) plants as it aims to become the UK’s first retailer to manage its own food waste. Its stores in Northern Ireland are already turning food waste into pet food to stop waste going to landfill (See MRW story). The retailer has signed a joint venture with AD company Biogen Greenfinch to construct five ...

  • 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. ...

  • Anaerobic digestion is ‘way forward’, says Defra

    An anaerobic digestion plant in Ludlow, which takes food waste from the town and turns it into electricity and compost, was described as ‘the way forward’ by Minister for Waste, Joan Ruddock when she visited the site last week. The plant is part of Defra’s £30 million New Technologies Demonstrator Programme which tests innovative technology that could offer alternatives to landfill.  The ...

  • 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

  • Hilary Benn announces funding for anaerobic digestion

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has announced that five successful anaerobic digestion projects will receive Government grants to create energy from waste. The grants are being awarded under the £10 million Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs anaerobic digestion demonstration programme, and form part of wider plans to tackle food waste and packaging. Defra selected the five ...

  • Conservatives include anaerobic digestion in `energy revolution` plans

    David Cameron plans to bring anaerobic digestion technology on stream to create a low carbon economy. He unveiled a green paper, The low carbon economy, security, stability and green growth, setting out Conservative policies that will strengthen the economy, help guarantee energy security and protect the environment for future generations. Cameron said that he has a vision of a “different ...

  • 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

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