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  • A consortium led by Veolia wins contract to extend and bring up to standard Bonneuil-en-France water treatment plant

    Veolia, through its subsidiary OTV, was selected by the Le Croult and Le Petit Rosne valleys intermunicipal association for water management (SIAH), Paris region (France), for the contract to extend and bring up to standard the Bonneuil-en-France wastewater treatment plant. The 10-year contract, worth a total €199.4 million, excluding taxes, of which €112 million for OTV, ...


    By Veolia Water

  • 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

  • Metals Digester – an automatic success

    The latest addition to the Thomas Cain range of sample preparation equipment, the DEENA II from SEAL Analytical, is finding global success in environmental laboratories because automation saves time and money, improves safety and lowers the risk of human error. “These benefits appeal to the managers of every laboratory in every country,” says SEAL President Stuart Smith. “So ...

  • 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

    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

  • Digest of UK energy statistics 2011

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change today released 4 key publications: the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2011, UK Energy in Brief, Energy Flow Chart, and Energy  Consumption in the United Kingdom (web only) providing detailed analysis of production, transformation and consumption of energy in 2010. Main trends in energy in 2010: Primary energy ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Thermophilic sludge digestion pilot for Durban (SA)

    Thermophilic digestion of sewage sludge can increase the energy recovery at waste water treatment works (WWTW) to reach energy self-sufficiency. By increasing the digestion temperature to 52 – 55°C, higher efficiencies can be achieved. For a utility, this translates in potential additional income from electricity production by a CHP, lower polymer consumption and lower sludge disposal ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Ammonia stripper pilot for digestate treatment AMFER in operation

    A system has been developed which facilitates removal and ammonia recovery from manure digestate. The digestate is heated and aerated batch wise in a process tank. The air which has become rich in ammonia is removed from the reactor, led through a condenser and further treated in an acid washer. In this washer the ammonia containing air is brought into contact with an acid washing liquid. During ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Heat stress is a reality in Europe!

    Field survey across Europe reveals that heat stress is a threat from North to South and East to West: European dairy farmers could lose 3Kg of milk/cow/day (up to 5.5 kg) in the summer! Did you know… How to evaluate heat stress? Heat stress is linked to ambient temperature ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Discover a new heat recovery sludge-to-sludge heat exchanger at WEFTEC

    Claro Large Gap sludge-to-sludge heat exchangers are a new, patented concept sludge-to-sludge heat recovery technology that can recover up to 85% of outgoing thermal energy from a variety of process tanks such as anaerobic digesters. Heat recovery for anaerobic digesters offer the additional benefits of making significantly more biogas available for heating the facility, generating electricity, ...


    By Claro Inc

  • 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

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