Can anaerobic digestion help meet 2030 energy targets?

The UK Government is committed to fulfilling greenhouse gas reduction targets set out in the Paris Agreement and the Climate Change Act, regardless of uncertainty brought about by Brexit. Phil Gerrard, CEO of Privilege Finance, believes anaerobic digestion (AD) can play a key role in helping to meet these targets, but that both Government support … Read more

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

AD finance provider showcases commitment to growth of sector

Renewable energy funding provider, Privilege Finance, will showcase their commitment to the growth of the AD and biogas sectors, at Energy Now Expo Ireland. Phil Gerrard, CEO of Privilege Finance explains that the primary focus of the business is to support the development of the sectors, through the provision of funding and technical support. “We … Read more

AD secures farming future for young entrepreneur

Rob Greenow, a Staffordshire based young farmer, has successfully established his own AD business, allowing him to secure his future in farming – all before the age of 30. Combining an interest in renewable energy with his farming experience, Rob established AD management business, BioG UK just a couple of years after leaving university. The … Read more

Securing project finance for AD

Securing finance for AD projects in the current climate can be a challenge for any farmer or landowner looking to diversify their business. Phil Gerrard, CEO of Privilege Finance, explains why sourcing funding can be difficult and what can be done to streamline the process. “Most clients who approach us have found that ‘traditional lenders’ are very … Read more

Privilege Finance boosts team

Cambridgeshire based renewable energy finance provider, Privilege Finance, has announced the appointment of four new staff in support of an additional £120 million planned investment in the agricultural and food waste anaerobic digestion industries for 2017. Phil Gerrard, CEO of Privilege Finance, explains that the expansion is down to business growth and continued commitment to … Read more

AD finance provider shortlisted for two industry awards

Cambridgeshire based company, Privilege Finance, has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards in recognition of its dedication to providing funding solutions to the UK AD industry. The finance provider is down to the final four of the 2017 AD & Biogas Industry Awards (ADBA) in the category of ‘Best AD support’, and is also a … Read more

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AD plant investment future proofs dairy farm

Investing in anaerobic digestion can offer dairy farmers a stable income, reduced energy costs and an opportunity to add value to waste products, which is key to long term sustainability. Stephen Carson, an Irish producer, milking 300 cows, has recently invested in a 500kW biogas plant, known as Tievenny AD. “We decided to investigate anaerobic … Read more

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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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