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This category is the place for anaerobic digestion and biogas news and developments.

Today anaerobic digestion (AD) news is all about is the environmentally-sustainable way of generating biogas from plants and wastes.

Many news items stem from the fact that anaerobic digestion systems can be very different for example material may be fed into a reactor in distinct batches, or in a continuous flow.

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News and analysis of anaerobic digestion markets, facilities, projects, technologies, companies and government policies.

There are a number of news items that have been posted for a variety of UK food waste anaerobic digestion projects which show that Anaerobic Digestion UK is growing. This news seems to confirm the gradual growth of business in the AD sector.

There will be more news of the UK ETS Scheme as final deals are made. Bioenergy and EfW investors say the move is the next “logical next step”.

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Many people love cooking with gas, but what if you could make your own supply, using leftover food waste? Look out for more news of developments in this area as well.

In principle it is simple; you put organic matter into a reception vessel with bacteria and it will produce gas. That is why it is often, not always correctly, likened to a concrete cow. The more you seek to optimise this living structure and its gas production, however, the more complex and sophisticated the system becomes. While the feedstock delivers the gas, it needs the right environment to maximise results and that means paying attention to tank design. As with all things practical, form reflects function.

There are a number of news items that have been posted for a variety of UK food waste anaerobic digestion projects which show that Anaerobic Digestion UK is growing. This news seems to confirm the gradual growth of business in the AD sector.

A few years ago there were UK biogas plants starting construction at the rate of at least two a month, and the industry was even then disappointed and thought the rate should be higher. The news must get better on that over the next few years.

The news is that AD benefits many different groups; including the local community, industry, farmers and energy entrepreneurs, government and the environment.

There is also a demand that in future there will be better AD of solid waste, and by that, we mean smaller, more compact digesters which create much higher gas yields. There is progress being made with a number of promising technologies being used and we will be expecting news on this subject.

We will no doubt also be reporting on how sustainable is an anaerobic digestion biogas plant? The increasing substitution of fossil fuels, such as natural gas, by biogas, would dramatically improve the climate balance.

A THRIVING anaerobic digestion industry is vital for the development of a truly circular economy in Scotland, according to the chief executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association.

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“Returning nutrients from food and other organic materials to the soil, so they can improve soil quality and support food production, is the kind of closed-loop approach we need.

About to come is news of a big increase in recycling and reuse, more food waste being recycled, less waste going to landfill, and especially less climate-harming biodegradable waste,” said Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland.

“This has been achieved with hard work from local authorities and others, as well as the growing understanding of the importance of recycling and waste reduction in homes and businesses.”

Increasingly, waste has value. The AD process recognises that and turns things we don’t want, like food waste and farmyard slurry, into something we desperately need – clean, affordable electricity what could be more newsworthy than that!

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Disadvantages of Incineration vs Anaerobic Digestion

Hmmm! “Disadvantages of Incineration vs Anaerobic Digestion”; We guess that a lot of visitors will be thinking “Why compare these two processes? Why talk about the disadvantages of incineration versus anaerobic digestion?” That is a good question, and it isn’t something we would have thought of, had not the comparison been made in a report published […]

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What are Bioplastics and the Benefits of Biodegradable Plastic to Anaerobic Digestion

You might ask why we are writing to explain “What are Bioplastics“, and relating them to the anaerobic digestion of waste. The reason is as follows; Bioplastics, or something like-named are being thrust into the news. That’s a result of the recent realisation of the enormous scale of global plastics contamination which is now littering […]

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Biogas Holder Design for Commercial AD Plants

Biogas Holder Design is remarkably similar for most of the common type of commercial AD plants, so here we devote our discussion of anaerobic digestion plant gas storage to gas holders for circular digester tanks and circular gas holders. Most of those are mesophilic type single stage continuously stirred biogas reactors (CSRs). Biogas holders designed […]

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Reforms to Renewable Heat Incentive Laid Before UK Parliament After Long Delay

Today the news has broken that at last the much needed, and long awaited reforms to the UK’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) are now moving forward by being put to the UK Parliament. The entire AD industry in the UK has been waiting for 12 months now, for the ability to plan ahead, and as […]

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Biogas Additives Improving Digester Biology in Anaerobic Digestion Plants

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Biomethane from Sewage Sludge at Minworth STW Heats 3,000 UK Homes

This is the story of how one UK water utility company is making biomethane from sewage sludge and helping the UK meet emissions reduction targets. They are purifying biogas into pure methane (biomethane) renewable energy, and reducing carbon dioxide emissions substantially. They are doing this by using their own sewage sludge waste product at Minworth Sewage […]

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Free RTFO Biomethane Price Information Available to UK AD Plant Owners from Energy Census

RTFO Biomethane Price Information is predicted to become a hot topic very soon for upgraded AD plant owners interested in selling biomethane into the UK bio-fuels market. Start-up company Energy Census has identified this and is plugging a yawning-gap in the available published market price information with their weekly [RE]fuel report. It is offering the […]

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4 Advantages of Anaerobic Low Strength Wastewater Treatment by NVP Energy Ireland

The term Anaerobic Low Strength Wastewater Treatment is truly a mouthful! However, to rapidly explain the NVP Energy Process, even that long string of words fails to mention its most fundamental feature, which isn’t even in our list of 4! The feature which NVP Energy System possesses, has been a huge handicap for the AD process until […]

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Biogas In Uruguay – New Contract Signed with Weltec Anaerobic Digestion Experts

There is an enormous potential for growth in biogas in Uruguay. The country is not large, with a population of around 3.4 million, but the government is relatively stable, and the land is mostly verdant and productive. Meat and sheep farming in Uruguay occupies about 60% of the land. Most of the rest is used for […]

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How to Select Anaerobic Digestion Companies for Best Outcomes

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