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

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

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

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

Why now is the time for renewable energy investment

By Chris Winward   Recently, I have noticed increased appetite among investors to explore renewable energy investment options. This is no doubt related to the numerous calls for a green recovery from the current economic situation resulting from Covid-19, as increasing renewable energy capacity now is imperative to avoid the worst effects of climate change. … Read more

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End of Life: Rebuilding, renewing, replacing – what is financially viable?

Chris Winward, commercial director at Privilege Finance, recently shared his thoughts on the emerging and significant opportunity to invest in extending the life of ageing AD plants at the ADBA National Conference 2019. Back in the early 2010s, there was a wave of new AD development projects, as investors and developers became aware of the … Read more

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Energy from waste prize fund launched

A new £2,500 prize fund aimed at attracting new talent into the anaerobic digestion (AD) and energy from waste (EfW) industries has been launched at the RWM exhibition this week. The Energy from Waste Innovation Fund is open to undergraduate and postgraduate university students in the UK completing a dissertation related to energy from waste … Read more

Food waste management gets greener

A new anaerobic digestion and depackaging plant will process 70,000 tonnes of food waste collected from restaurants, food manufacturers and processors in the North East, significantly reducing miles travelled by the region’s waste. The plant will generate 600m3/hr of green gas to be injected into the national grid, enough to heat 1,950 homes. Located in … 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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