Food waste opportunities for the fresh produce sector

Chris Negus, Business Development Manager, Privilege Finance The UK food and drink sector produces 10 million tonnes of food waste every year1. The majority of this is currently filling limited landfill space, but what are the opportunities for food waste being used in ‘green’ energy production? An increasing number of food producers and retailers are … Read more

Recognising excellence in anaerobic digestion

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), outlines the benefits of the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme for AD plant operators, regulators, funders, and the wider public. In December 2017, ADBA was delighted to officially launch the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme (ADCS), a voluntary certification scheme created specifically for anaerobic digestion … Read more

Biomethane, the saving grace for government energy targets?

Marc Graham, Programme Manager, Privilege Finance Time is rapidly disappearing for the government to hit its target of 15% of energy being sourced from renewables by 2020. However, there is no doubt anaerobic digestion (AD), and specifically biomethane production, is a key technology that gives the government the best chance of meeting this goal. There … Read more

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

Securing project finance for AD

Securing finance for AD projects in the current climate can be a challenge for any farmer or landowner looking to diversify their business. Phil Gerrard, CEO of Privilege Finance, explains why sourcing funding can be difficult and what can be done to streamline the process. “Most clients who approach us have found that ‘traditional lenders’ are very … Read more

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Food waste opportunities for the fresh produce sector

The UK food and drink sector produces 10 million tonnes of food waste every year

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Privilege attended AD and Biogas Expo

Privilege Finance, offered advice and expertise on financial and technical AD topics at this year’s UK AD and Biogas Expo on 11 and 12 July...

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