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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Come and join the EVE team as Operational Health and Safety Manager! Salary and Benefits: Dependent on Experience + Car Allowance This is new role reporting to the Director responsible for Health and Safety. The Health and Safety Manager will be responsible for ensuring the implementation of the operational health and safety requirements for the … Read more

One million UK homes powered by green gas

One million houses are now being powered by green energy, as a result of anaerobic digestion (AD) projects funded by Privilege Finance specialists in climate change reduction financing. The projects generate a total of over 1.3 TerraWatts of energy per year, meaning each day they generate 3.5 GW, which translates to approximately 1 million homes … Read more

Recognition for student’s renewables research

A student from the University of Nottingham wins the inaugural Innovation Award for research into renewable energy from waste or related technologies. The winner of the award was Sarah Farthing from the University of Nottingham, whose research focused on understanding the feasibility of hydrothermal carbonisation as a treatment for anaerobic digestate. The award, run by … Read more

British Renewable Energy Awards

The British Renewable Energy Awards will take place on 26th January 2021! The British Renewable Energy Awards is the most prestigious event in the UK’s renewable energy industry calendar; recognising and celebrating the achievements of companies and individuals who have done something amazing in renewables or clean tech over the past year. Privilege Finance are … Read more

What does the US election mean for the climate?

By Chris Winward   The result of the US election is clearly a win for anyone who cares about the climate. Joe Biden has made it clear that he intends the US to re-join the Paris agreement and has pledged $2tn to spend on clean energy. But how much of an impact will the election … 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

Final Judging Session for the Dissertation Award!

After months of reviewing all the entries the judges will come together next week to decide the three winners of the dissertation award! The winner of the prize will win mentoring and networking opportunities, along with £1,000. Two runners up will also receive the same opportunities, along with £750. The judging will take place virtually … Read more

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

Feedstock flexibility has enabled the AD plant to continue functioning throughout its first year of operations, despite significant challenges posed by Covid-19.

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