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

Renewable finance leaders demand collaboration at COP26

48% of respondents to a recent survey said that cross-nation collaboration is the most crucial COP26 goal to achieve impactful change in response to the climate crisis. However, Chris Winward, Chief Commercial Officer at Privilege Finance and Craig Reeves, Founder of Prestige Funds – initiators of the survey – state there is real danger of … Read more

Join us as a Business Support Administrator!

An exciting new role is available at Privilege Finance. Join our successful team as a Business Support Administrator! The Business Support Administrator will provide support to the business and the various teams within the organisation, ensuring tasks are completed with accuracy, of high quality and in a timely manner. This exciting, varied role will involve … 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

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

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

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Privilege support for student award winner

Winners of the Privilege Finance thought leadership award for students have the opportunity to visit an AD plant to learn about the process first-hand.

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