Preparation key to delivering RHI tariffs

Extensive preparation is key to successful applications for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff guarantee, according to one renewable energy funding provider. Speaking at the ADBA Finance Forum on 13 November, Phil Gerrard, Chief Executive Officer at Privilege Finance, describes how rigorous preparation and working with advisors from the start of the process gives the … Read more

Multi-million-pound financial opportunities from on-farm AD

  On-farm AD plants convert wastes and crops into renewable energy and biofertiliser Value of on-farm AD operational expenditure expected to exceed £150 million p.a. by 2020 Potential for ten-fold increase in number of on-farm AD plants across UK   There are “multi-million-pound financial opportunities” from on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK, according … 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

Young farming couple scoop top award

A young farming couple have scooped a top global award in recognition of their trailblazing dedication to renewable energy. Rob Greenow and Katie French won ‘Best UK On-Farm AD Plant’ at the 2018 AD & Biogas Industry Awards for Agrogen, a 249kW anaerobic digester sited on a 1,200-acre farm in Staffordshire. The plant was the … Read more

AD funder joins industry advisory board

Renewable energy funder, Privilege Finance, has shown its dedication to the future of the AD and biogas industry, with CEO Phil Gerrard, joining a new advisory board that is focussed on tackling the issues that matter the most. Speaking on his new appointment, Phil explains that he hopes his new position will enable him to … 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

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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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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