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

How to fight climate change by wasting less food

In conversation with Helen White at WRAP Climate change reduction is a matter close to our hearts and we work with organisations as passionate as us about creating lasting change. To highlight people doing great things for the environment, we’re launching a series of interviews to champion climate heroes, and kicking off the series is … Read more

Three things to know about a career in renewables finance

Renewables finance is going to be even more essential to fund a green recovery and transition to a system where only green energy is used to power homes and businesses. There are already increasing opportunities for the next generation of professionals with an interest in renewable energy and understanding of finance to begin a rewarding … Read more

Careers that will change the climate

There are numerous careers which will impact on the global climate in the coming years. As countries look to address climate change while emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, the green recovery will bring opportunities for people no matter their skillset, background or training. Technology and engineering Technology is going to play an important role in … Read more

How food waste is used in anaerobic digestion

Food waste can be used in anaerobic digestors to generate gas or electricity, alleviating demand for non-renewable sources of energy to power and heat homes and businesses, while also diverting waste away from landfill. Here we explore how much food is wasted in the UK and globally, and how it can be used for energy. … Read more

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How anaerobic digestion produces renewable energy

Anaerobic digestion (AD) produces renewable energy by breaking down organic materials to release biogas. An anaerobic digestor is essentially a large mechanical digestive system. It requires regular feeding, and the feedstock materials are digested using a variety of chemical and biological processes. Feeding an anaerobic digestor A wide variety of organic materials can be fed … Read more

How to keep an energy from waste construction project on track

Project management for any construction development is no small task. And there is no exception for energy from waste projects, such as building a new anaerobic digestion plant.   Privilege Finance support clients throughout the funding journey, from the early stages before funding is even agreed, right through to refinancing. Here, the Privilege project management … Read more

Why now is the time for renewable energy investment

By Chris Winward   Recently, I have noticed increased appetite among investors to explore renewable energy investment options. This is no doubt related to the numerous calls for a green recovery from the current economic situation resulting from Covid-19, as increasing renewable energy capacity now is imperative to avoid the worst effects of climate change. … Read more

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Privilege Finance Reacts to the Labour Party Abandonment of £28 Billion Green Investment Pledge

Privilege Finance, a specialist in anaerobic digestion (AD) and green energy funding, has responded to Labour's decision to abandon its £28 billion investment plan for green initiatives, marking a significant policy reversal.

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Privilege Finance and Eco Verde Energy (EVE) has been awarded a Net Zero classification at the World Biogas Expo.

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