Five ways anaerobic digestion supports the environment

For the UK to reach its target to become net zero by 2050, it’s crucial we increase our investment in climate positive projects. Anaerobic digestion (AD) goes beyond producing renewable energy. It offers many benefits to the environment too – such as disposing of our waste in an environmentally friendly way, producing organic fertiliser to … Read more

Food waste can be used to generate energy

Come and visit us at the The World Biogas Expo!

We’re delighted to be exhibiting at The World Biogas EXPO 2022, 15-16 June. You will be able to visit us at stand B303 🎉 The World Biogas EXPO will be back in 2022 and it will be LIVE❗️ It’s the world’s leading trade expo dedicated to the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry, providing the latest market … Read more

The Importance of Renewable Energy in the UK

With Boris Johnson’s recent announcement that the UK must cease dependence on Russian oil and gas, the UK must improve its energy security. In order to do this, we must become self-sufficient and develop more energy sources in the UK. Renewable energy plays an important role in making this happen, however, this needs to be … Read more

How insurance unlocks investment in climate solutions

By Rebecca Merry and Carl Gurney, from Marsh Commercial Renewable energy projects can only secure financial investment when as many risk factors as possible have been removed, and insurance is an essential piece of the jigsaw. Insuring anaerobic digestion plants The anaerobic digestion (AD) sector is an especially challenging market for insurance businesses to navigate. … Read more

Building a green gas future powered by waste

By Charlotte Morton With the UK’s energy supply accounting for 21% of annual emissions, it is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases.[1] We will not meet our net zero obligations without urgently curbing these emissions. Green gas is the renewable fuel that can put our net zero responsibilities back on track by decarbonising our … Read more

Composting vs anaerobic digestion

By Chris Negus Composting and anaerobic digestion (AD) both take organic material and break it down to produce a biologically valuable substance. Although the technologies use similar inputs to produce similar outputs, there is little direct competition between the sectors. This is because the type of feedstock available determines the most effective way of processing … Read more

Food waste can be used to generate energy

Why anaerobic digestion is better than fossil fuels

Anaerobic digestion (AD) produces biogas and digestate fertiliser. Biogas is a mixture of gases which can be upgraded to produce biomethane, the biological equivalent of natural gas fossil fuel. Although biomethane is chemically identical to natural gas, there are several reasons why it is better for the planet. 1. Burning of fossil fuels releases carbon, … Read more

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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

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

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

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What is interseasonal energy storage and how can it increase renewable usage

Interseasonal energy storage can enable decarbonisation of the UK by storing excess energy produced by renewables, so it is ready for when demand is higher.

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