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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Using Dry Anaerobic Digestion to Break Down Food Waste

    The United State Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has a goal of 50% reduction in food waste to landfill by 2030. This means that of the 53 million tons of food waste disposed of in landfills, 26.5 million tons must be diverted. Compost and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) together process 2.7 million tons/year food waste – and most of composted tonnage is yard waste. This means that food ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Anaerobic Digestion of Slaughterhouse Wastes after Thermal Treatment using ADM1

    The process known as rendering, is a mandatory process that has been implemented by the European Legislation, and involves the thermal treatment of category 2 slaughterhouse by-products at 140°C, 4-5 bar for 20 min for their hygienization prior to disposal. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

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