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  • Water Reuse & Methane Digestion at Straus Family Creamery

    This video is a project of the water stewardship video series by the Ecological Farming Association. This video features Straus Family Creamery in Tomales Bay, CA. President, Albert Straus discusses the farm's energy production system of methane digestion, which utilizes recycled water, and methane captured from cow manure. The methane produced from the breakdown of manure is turned into enough ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Measuring methane

    At the UK's first viable compact anaerobic digester (AD) plant aimed at local food waste treatment, a Geotech GA3000 fixed biogas analyser monitors methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), oxygen (O2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The plant, a modular scalable AD system, unveiled by React Environmental in July 2012 at Llangadog, Carmarthenshire, can handle some 1,000 ...


    By Geotech

  • 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

  • NIRS: Evaluating the Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) in seconds

    Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) is an important parameter in biogas production as it helps producers to assess the efficiency of the anaerobic digestion process for specific substrates. With the NIRS DS2500 Analyzer, users can determine BMP in a few seconds helping them to optimize waste stock management for a maximum methane yield. The NIRS DS2500 Analyzer uses Near-Infrared ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Clean Methane Systems upgrades California biogas systems

    To meet more stringent emission regulations,Orange County (California) Sanitation District(OCSD ) is upgrading two biogas conditioning systems at its Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach, California, locations. Clean Methane Systems (CMS), Tualatin, Oregon, was selected as the supplier.  ...


    By Environmental Fabrics, Inc.

  • Occupational and Indoor Methane Exposure Risks in Puerto Rico

    Methane is a colorless, odorless and extremely flammable gas. In its gas form, it is an asphyxiant that in high concentrations may displace a person’s oxygen supply, especially in confined spaces. Decreased oxygen can cause suffocation and loss of consciousness. Exposure can also cause headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting and loss of coordination. ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Blue Sphere Corporation Announces Entry into Agricultural Methane Reduction in the United States

    LONDON - Blue Sphere Corporation (OTCBB: BLSP) (the "Company" or “Blue Sphere”), a company in the Cleantech sector as an Emission Reduction project integrator, is pleased to announce that the Company has started to implement its plan to enter the agricultural methane reduction business in the United States by establishing its new subsidiary, Blue Sphere U.S.A. Inc. Blue Sphere is ...


    By Blue Sphere Corporation

  • Geotech`s new fixed methane monitor is launched into the AD industry

    The development of the BIOGAS 300 came as a result of a noticeable increase in companies within the agricultural industry approaching Geotech with on-farm AD site plants, looking for a simple and robust methane monitoring solution. Such a demand for methane only monitoring could be a result of ...


    By Geotech

  • 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 ...

  • 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 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. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Defra announce Anaerobic Digestion Loan Fund at UK AD & Biogas 2011

    Defra Minister Lord Henley has announced a £10m Anaerobic Digestion Loan Fund (ADLF) for new AD plants in his speech to the conference at UK AD & Biogas 2011. The ADLF, which will be administered by the Waste Resources Action Programme, will lend amounts ranging from £50,000 - £1m to support the development of new AD capacity in England, in conjunction with investment from ...

  • Cedar Grove Composting Unveils Food Waste Digester Plans

    Cedar Grove innovates technology to turn food waste into energy. SEATTLE - Cedar Grove Composting announced today that it is working with BioFerm Energy Systems, a German-based clean energy generation company owned by The Viessmann Group, to integrate anaerobic digestion into its composting process.  The proposed technology employs a high-solids anaerobic digester that produces a usable ...


    By Cedar Grove Composting

  • 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 Foundation

  • Study Finds Ingeo™ Biopolymer Stable in Landfills with No Statistically Significant Quantity of Methane Released

    A peer-reviewed article appearing in the journal of Polymer Degradation and Stability concludes that Ingeo™ biopolymer is essentially stable in landfills with no statistically significant quantity of methane released. This conclusion was reached after a series of tests to ASTM D5526 and D5511 standards that simulated a century’s worth of landfill ...


    By Organic Waste Systems

  • Cortec® Corporation Launches Biobased Film Products for Marine and Anaerobic Digestion Markets

    Cortec® Corporation, a leading bioplastics producer located in Minnesota, USA, is pleased to announce the launch and commercial availability of EcoOcean™. This new bioplastic offers a unique combination of environmental and performance benefits previously unattainable—flexibility and strength; commercial and low-temperature backyard ...


    By Cortec Corporation

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