anaerobic digestion plant 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • GTI Cover Selected for Food Processing Plant’s Anaerobic Digester

    Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) has been awarded an exciting cover project with a U.S.-based food processor. The well-established food processor’s plant, which specializes in deli salads and cake icing, is located in Indiana, USA. Food processing wastewater will be treated on-site in a new anaerobic reactor, followed by aerobic treatment in a sequencing batch reactor. The wastewater ...


    By Geomembrane Technologies

  • 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 ...

  • Green and pleasant recycling announce 15,000 tonne anaerobic digestion plant

    Green and Pleasant Recycling have announced plans to build a 15,000 tonne anaerobic digestion plant on Bocaddon farm in Looe, Cornwall. The £1.5m project is currently undergoing the final stages of planning permission at Cornwall Council, and will involve the construction of three part-buried digestion tanks, in order to process local food waste, as well as 8,000 tonnes a year of ...

  • Herbert: we must develop more anaerobic digestion plants

    Far more needs to be done to develop energy-from-waste technologies such as anaerobic digestion, according to Shadow Environment Secretary Nick Herbert. Speaking at Vision 2020, an event organised by the Associate Parliamentary Sustainable Resource Group (19 January), Herbert stressed that AD could be used to deal with waste that cannot be re-used or recycled. The Conservatives plan to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Multi-million pound anaerobic digestion plant planned for England

    Plans for a multi-million pound energy-from-food-waste plant have been announced in Cambridgeshire. Food waste recycler Local Generationis investing between £9m and £12m in an anaerobic digestion system, which will produce up to 2.5MW of power. This will be used to supply 1,500 local homes and businesses. The company intends to submit a planning application for the site in Fenland town March, in ...

  • 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 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Anaerobic digestion deal green lights county waste collections

    The first county-wide food waste collections to be processed using anaerobic digestion on a large scale will begin this summer in Oxfordshire. Food waste collections across the county will begin following a 15-year deal between the county council and organic waste specialists Agrivert. Agrivert will process the food and green waste at a number of facilities, including two new anaerobic digestion ...

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