Student sponsorship programme deadline approaches

The deadline for applying to the Climate Change Thought Leadership Award for students is fast approaching, with entries closing on Friday 24 September 2021. The award, which is organised by Privilege Finance, is open to undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD students. The winning candidates will secure a £1,000 prize, a mentoring opportunity which includes a tour … Read more

Privilege Finance and Investec strike £90m partnership for climate investment

Privilege Finance and Investec Bank plc (“Investec”) have today announced a long-term partnership which will release up to £90m worth of funds for UK climate change projects. In excess of £30m have been arranged to date. The funding will be offered to existing anaerobic digestion (AD) customers to refinance their projects as they hit operations, … Read more

Climate change reduction funder welcomes COP26 agenda

A focus on finance and energy in the schedule for the 26th Climate Change Conference (COP26), which was announced in July, will bring direct benefit to the renewable energy sector. According to Chris Winward, chief commercial officer at climate change reduction funder, Privilege Finance, prioritising energy and finance needs at COP26, will give the industry … Read more

Young renewable energy pioneers share future vision

Earlier this year, three students from UK universities were recognised for their academic research into renewable energy technologies, as part of Privilege Finance’s Innovation Award. Here, the winners share insights from their research and their perspectives on what opportunities lie ahead for the renewables industry. Award winner – Sarah Farthing, PhD student, University of Nottingham … Read more

Attleborough gas supply set to go green

Development works at an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Norfolk will see Attleborough town become one of the first in the UK to be supplied mainly with green gas. As part of a £17m upgrade project led by Privilege Finance, 100,000 tonnes of food waste collected from local households and businesses will be processed by … Read more

How England should prepare for separate food waste collections

From June 2023, all local authorities in England will be required to ensure separate household collections of food waste are in place. This will mean approximately 2.3Mt[1] of banana skins, egg shells and other food waste will no longer be destined for landfill along with other household rubbish, but will be collected separately and processed … Read more

Carbon budget needs investment in technology

Privilege Finance has responded to the Government’s sixth carbon budget, which commits to cutting emissions by 78% by 2035. “We are wholeheartedly supportive of the Government’s world-leading ambitions to reduce carbon emissions to this level,” says Chris Winward, Director at Privilege Finance. “However, as a UK-based financer focused on climate change reduction, we have invested … Read more

Student opportunity relaunched as Climate Change Thought Leadership Award

An industry award programme for students has been relaunched with a new focus on rewarding innovative approaches and research into climate change solutions. The Climate Change Thought Leadership Award run by Privilege Finance, specialist funder of climate change reduction projects, is now open to applications from undergraduate, masters, or PhD students at UK universities, until … Read more

Capturing Carbon in Anaerobic Digestion

By Chris Negus, Business Development Manager at Privilege Finance In anaerobic digestion (AD), waste materials such as food waste, can be processed to generate energy, enabling a circular system in which waste is diverted from landfill to power or heat homes, or be used in transport. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) and utilisation (CCU) technology … Read more

Flexible set-up keeps AD plant running through Covid-19 challenges

The decision to build an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant near Pontefract which can accept a wide range of feedstock types including packaged food waste, solid and liquid food waste, crops and agricultural waste, has paid off at Lanes Farm Energy. Feedstock flexibility has enabled the AD plant to continue functioning throughout its first year of … Read more

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How carbon capture technologies support decarbonisation

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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