£90m investment in UK green energy market

Specialist energy from waste funder Privilege Finance has announced £90 million of investment to fund 14MW of new green energy projects so far in 2019, enough to power approximately 28,000 homes. Once built and running at full capacity, these projects will be converting 175,000 tonnes of food waste which would otherwise have ended up in … Read more

Food waste

Energy from waste: sustainable business with fast-growing investment

Creating facilities that turn waste products into energy is a burgeoning industry, thanks to an innovative UK agrifood sector and strong profitability for the funders backing them Anaerobic digestion (AD), a process that takes waste and through the build-up of bacteria in a closed system creates biogas, has demonstrable success as a green source of … Read more

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Ban on biodegradable waste entering landfill welcomed

With the government’s Committee on Climate Change recommending a ban on biodegradable waste entering landfill by 2025, landowners and investors are being encouraged to capitalise on anaerobic digestion (AD) to process biodegradable waste. The Committee’s latest report, ‘Net Zero – The UK’s contribution to stopping global warming’, outlines that in order to reach net-zero emissions … Read more

Energy from waste

New food waste plan offers renewable energy opportunities in Scotland

Farmers and landowners in Scotland are being encouraged to capitalise on new plans, unveiled by the Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland which will ensure unavoidable household food waste is recycled, by investing in Anaerobic Digestion (AD). The new Food Waste Reduction Action Plan (FWRAP), includes measures to ensure that households with access to food … Read more

RHI news could trigger significant AD growth

The number of on-farm AD plants is predicted to increase following the recent government announcement that will see the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) restored to the same level as December 2016. Specialist renewable energy funder, Privilege Finance, explains the positive impact this could have on the farming and related food sectors. “We expect to see … Read more

AD funder shortlisted for industry awards

Specialist AD finance provider, Privilege Finance’s commitment to the renewables sector has been rewarded, with the company being shortlisted for three British Renewable Energy Awards. The shortlisting follows a year of significant growth for the business, having invested over £75m into the industry over the last 12 months and with plans to invest over £90m … Read more

Renewable energy agency awards 2018

Can anaerobic digestion help meet 2030 energy targets?

The UK Government is committed to fulfilling greenhouse gas reduction targets set out in the Paris Agreement and the Climate Change Act, regardless of uncertainty brought about by Brexit. Phil Gerrard, CEO of Privilege Finance, believes anaerobic digestion (AD) can play a key role in helping to meet these targets, but that both Government support … Read more

Future of on-farm anaerobic digestion plant secured

The future of a 1MW on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plant based in Essex has been secured following new investment. The purchase of Station Works AD in Thaxted, was completed in November by AD funders Privilege Finance and business partner BioWatt, who will take over the operation of the plant with immediate effect. “Privilege has a … Read more

Opportunities in anaerobic digestion for Irish farmers

Gas to grid anaerobic digestion (AD) plants will be built on many Irish farms in 2018, subject to an RHI announcement due to be made next summer. “There will be a big opportunity for farmers and producers across Ireland to diversify their businesses through anaerobic digestion installation, but the industry needs clarification of RHI incentives … Read more

Improve on-farm AD efficiency by 30%

Farm-based anaerobic digestion plants can improve efficiency  from 10% to 30%, by taking a proactive approach in three key areas; feedstock, mixing and monitoring, according to industry consultant and Privilege Finance’s technical director, Phil Hobbs. With a bumper maize harvest currently underway across the country, Dr Hobbs says that feedstock quality is the biggest factor affecting … Read more

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Bio-based carbon capture and storage technologies have a role to play in decarbonisation and can be used alongside other processes such as anaerobic digestion.

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