anaerobic digestion industry News

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...


    By KIRK UK

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Anaerobic Digestion industry urges politicians to follow Parliament’s food waste practices

    In response to a Parliamentary question last month, a representative for the House of Commons Commission, Tom Brake stated “All catering food waste segregated at the kitchens and food preparation areas is recovered offsite by means of anaerobic digestion to produce methane fuel and fertiliser. No catering waste from Parliament is sent to landfill.” Brake’s statement regarding ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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 ...


    By KIRK UK

  • 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 ...

  • 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. ...


    By KIRK UK

  • Geotech achieves milestone sale

    A world leader in the design and manufacture of gas analysis technology, Geotech has achieved a major business milestone after reporting the 5000th sale of its world-leading portable gas analysers, marking a seminal date in the company’s continuing global expansion. The 5000th sale is the result of the successful promotion and increased awareness of the capabilities of Geotech’s key ...

  • 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

  • North British Distillery wins national recognition for anaerobic digestion (AD)

    North British Distillery and HydroThane UK have won a major industry award for an anaerobic digestion (AD) project - developed in partnership with biogas digester specialist ENER-G. The Edinburgh Scotch ...


    By ENER-G

  • Anaerobic Digestion sees significant growth says latest sector survey

    Anaerobic digestion (AD) has grown significantly in the UK, according to the latest sector survey (ASORI), published today by WRAP. WRAP’s comprehensive study of the Anaerobic digestion sector (which complements the Scottish survey of the organics reprocessing industry – also published today, by Zero Waste ...

  • Geotech webinar: Tapping into New Power Capacity from Anaerobic Digestion

    Geotech, the market leading supplier of anaerobic digestion gas monitoring equipment in the UK will be hosting a webinar titled ‘Tapping into New Power Capacity from Anaerobic Digestion’ in collaboration with the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) Water Special Interest Group on Thursday, 8th December 2016 at 09:00-10:00 GMT. The ...

  • 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 ...

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