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  • 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: 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • W-Tank anaerobic digesters in organic waste treatment factory for energy from biogas

    Toro Equipment supplies W-Tank anaerobic digesters made of PRFV in organic waste anaerobic treatment factory for energy use from biogas. Flow rate 100 m3/day. The anaerobic digestion process consists of 2 digesters for hydrolysis reaction and 2 for methanogenesis . This composting plant is composed ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • Using Anaerobic Biomass Digestion to Produce Hydrogen and Biofuel

    For many years, hydrogen has been considered as an alternative to fossil fuels. Now, Scientists are aiming to develop an environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen from biomass by optimizing anaerobic digestion systems.1 Climate change, dwindling fuel resources and energy prices have spearheaded intensive efforts to detect and optimize alternative fuel options. As a ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • War on waste: Anaerobic Digestion Demonstration Projects get the go-ahead from DEFRA

    Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has today announced the five successful projects to receive government grants to create energy from organic waste, such as food. The grants are being awarded under the £10 million Defra Anaerobic Digestion Demonstration Programme, and form part of wider plans to tackle food waste and packaging this week. Anaerobic digestion breaks down organic matter, such as ...


  • Anaerobic Digestion Says: Waste to Energy and Biomass set to be the recipients of huge capital injections up to 2020

    Cascadia Capital, specialist investment bankers, corroborate this view – They believe that technologies capable of converting municipal solid waste to energy are ready for commercialization and will replace incinerators and landfills as the primary option for municipal solid waste. So the opportunity for technologies such as AD and gasification are clear. But the challenge of providing ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • 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 ...

  • NOV supplies more Mono™ pumps to major anaerobic digestion operator

    NOV provided a pair of their Mono™ progressing cavity pumps, which are helping to manage some 12,000 tonnes of material each year, including 7,500 tonnes of food waste from North Somerset Council, at a major waste recycling plant in Weston-super-Mare. An EZstrip™ transfer pump and a Compact C range pump have been installed as part of an Anaerobic ...


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