Composting vs anaerobic digestion

By Chris Negus Composting and anaerobic digestion (AD) both take organic material and break it down to produce a biologically valuable substance. Although the technologies use similar inputs to produce similar outputs, there is little direct competition between the sectors. This is because the type of feedstock available determines the most effective way of processing … Read more

Why anaerobic digestion is better than fossil fuels

Anaerobic digestion (AD) produces biogas and digestate fertiliser. Biogas is a mixture of gases which can be upgraded to produce biomethane, the biological equivalent of natural gas fossil fuel. Although biomethane is chemically identical to natural gas, there are several reasons why it is better for the planet. 1. Burning of fossil fuels releases carbon, … Read more

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Privilege support for student award winner

Following on from having her research recognised in the Privilege Finance student award prizegiving earlier this year, Miranda Mirzad has visited Willand Biogas in Devon, to see an operating AD plant first-hand. Winston Reed, a director of the AD plant, led a tour of the site, explaining everything from the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition … Read more

COP26 – a total cop-out?

By Chris Winward COP26 may not be the 11th hour kick start to global climate action which everyone has anticipated. In fact, it’s looking likely that commitments will fall short of generating the scale and pace of change which is needed. Why do the outcomes from COP26 matter? COP26 is the long-awaited event which is … Read more

Six top tips for reducing food waste

Every year UK consumers waste 4.5 million tonnes of food. This heavily contributes to CO2 emissions, yet many consumers do not realise the connection between food waste and climate change. Back for its 18th year, Recycle Now’s annual Recycle Week running from 20 – 26 September 2021, is encouraging consumers to contribute towards tackling the … Read more

How carbon capture technologies support decarbonisation

In conversation with David Hynes at Pentair Carbon capture utilisation and storage technologies will play a key role in reducing carbon in the atmosphere. Here, one of our Business Development Managers, Chris Negus, speaks to David Hynes from Pentair about bio-based carbon capture technologies and how they support decarbonisation.   Chris: Hi David, could we … Read more

What the sixth IPCC assessment on climate change means for the AD industry

Unless we rapidly cut emissions to net-zero, global temperatures will continue to rise, is the headline from the sixth IPCC assessment on climate change, which was released in August 2021. In response, the World Biogas Association (WBA) is urging policy makers to recognise that anaerobic digestion (AD) technology provides an immediate solution to rapidly reduce … Read more

What is hydrothermal carbonisation?

By Sarah Farthing Hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) is a renewable energy method where a carbon-dense solid product, hydrochar, is are produced from wet biomass by heating it in a sealed container.   As targets for the UK to be carbon neutral by 2050 become more pressing and over 41% of the electricity generation in January to … Read more

Women bucking the trend in renewables

Globally, only 22% of employees in the energy sector are women. The renewables sector performs slightly better, with 32% of positions filled by a woman[1]. However, there is underrepresentation of women in leadership roles, with just 14% of executive director roles in the UK energy sector held by women[2]. The reasons behind unequal gender representation … Read more

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