Award Recognises Rising Student Talent in the Renewables Sector

Two students have won a prestigious Climate Change Thought Leadership Award for their dissertation projects which look at pioneering solutions to climate change. Specialist anaerobic digestion (AD) and green project funder, Privilege Finance, run the awards each year to identify and nurture future leaders of the renewable energy industry. Privilege Finance’s chief executive officer, Chris … Read more

Balanced Approach Needed to Help Achieve Net Zero

By Chris Winward Following the government’s announcement of the Net Zero Growth Plan in March, it’s clear more needs to be done to recognise the role of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) in providing green energy. As we have seen previously, the strategy focusses on other forms of renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, but … Read more

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Renewable energy supply turns Attleborough town green

The Norfolk town of Attleborough has become one of the first ‘green communities’ in the UK, following the completion of development works at a local anaerobic digestion (AD) plant. The £17m upgrade project was led by carbon mitigation project funders, Privilege Finance, with the operation of the site being managed by Eco Verde Energy. Marc … Read more

Attleborough becomes one of UK's first green communities with £17m AD plant

What are the outputs from anaerobic digestion?

Anaerobic digestion (AD) plants are built to produce renewable energy, which is either used as biogas to power a combined heat and power (CHP) engine or upgraded to biomethane, to be used in domestic boilers. They also produce digestate biofertiliser and carbon dioxide (CO2). These outputs can all be used, either domestically or in industry, … Read more

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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

Sustainability is at core of Attleborough’s new green gas supply

Locally collected food waste, coupled with an upgraded anaerobic digestion plant, is creating a sustainable energy solution for businesses and homes in the Norfolk town of Attleborough. Construction work at a Norfolk-based anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will provide households in the south-east town of Attleborough with 10MW of biomethane per hour – enough to supply … Read more

Composting vs anaerobic digestion

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 it. Composting process … Read more

Food waste can be used to generate energy

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

How to fight climate change by wasting less food

In conversation with Helen White at WRAP Climate change reduction is a matter close to our hearts and we work with organisations as passionate as us about creating lasting change. To highlight people doing great things for the environment, we’re launching a series of interviews to champion climate heroes, and kicking off the series is … 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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Privilege Finance Reacts to the Labour Party Abandonment of £28 Billion Green Investment Pledge

Privilege Finance, a specialist in anaerobic digestion (AD) and green energy funding, has responded to Labour's decision to abandon its £28 billion investment plan for green initiatives, marking a significant policy reversal.

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Our stand has been awarded at the World Biogas Expo!

Privilege Finance and Eco Verde Energy (EVE) has been awarded a Net Zero classification at the World Biogas Expo.

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