UK AD Sector Could Expand by More Than 800% in Next 8 Years

Anaerobic digestion plants that turn waste and purpose grown crops into energy have the potential to power more than 2.5 million UK homes by 2020, a new report by CentreForum suggests. Yet the think tank warns that this vision will only be realised if certain barriers to sector growth and development are removed. The report … Read more

Free AD Consultancy Service For UK Farmers

The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) in the UK has launched its new farmers’ consultancy service. The service, which is free of charge, will help farmers and landowners decide whether AD is a viable option for them to consider. Farm-based anaerobic digestion (AD) presents an opportunity for UK farmers, growers and land managers to … Read more

Innovative Smart Grid Technology Cuts Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions at Sainsbury

Grocery retailer Sainsbury’s is using experimental technology to help reduce the UK’s dependence on fossil fuels. Many people are unaware of the strain the National Grid comes under at peak times, as coal-fired power stations across the country have to be ‘switched on’ to meet the increased demand on the UK’s electricity supply. Power station … Read more

Changes to Legislation to Encourage Anaerobic Digestion in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Energy Minister Arlene Foster has welcomed European Commission State Aid approval for proposals to increase support for small-scale renewable electricity. The European Commission has ruled that electricity generated from anaerobic digestion can now receive up to double the support currently offered under the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO). Subject to approval by the … Read more

First Ever Renewable Gas From Sewage Sent to British Grid

British households are now cooking and heating their homes for the first time with renewable gas produced from sewage. Biomethane gas from Didcot sewage works in Oxfordshire will produce enough renewable gas to supply up to 200 homes. The landmark project at Didcot – a joint venture between Thames Water, British Gas and Scotia Gas … Read more

Ireland’s Anaerobic Digestion Potential Not Being Realised

The extent of the potential for anaerobic digestion has yet to be realised in Ireland, according to an expert consultant from WYG, the international professional services group. Anaerobic digestion is a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen, used for industrial or domestic purposes to manage waste … Read more

New Biogas Analyser Offers More for Less

A new static gas analyser for anaerobic digestion (AD) biogas, and landfill gas monitoring has been designed to suits tight-budgets. The new GA3000 uses Geotech’s robust, field-proven technology to bring low-cost to automated fixed-position monitoring of methane-rich biogas. Easily operator installed, user field-calibrated and zeroed, the compact, self-contained, single-cabinet GA3000 has gas conditioning as standard. … Read more