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

People changes for Privilege Finance as business expands

Renewable energy funding provider, Privilege Finance, announces team changes for 2020. As a result of sustained business growth and ambitious targets for 2020 and beyond, Privilege has altered the structure of the business to support the future development of the organisation. As planned, Phil Gerrard has stepped down from his five-year appointment as Chief Executive … Read more

Election brings certainty: But what next for renewable energy?

The Conservative’s election win has brought an increased level of certainty in that the UK is now expected to leave the EU by 31 January 2020. But what does this mean for the future of renewable energy in the UK? Chris Winward, commercial director at specialist energy from waste funder Privilege Finance, highlights that there … Read more

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Renewable energy from waste manifesto launched

Specialist funding provider Privilege Finance has launched a manifesto for renewable energy from waste, to outline their vision for shaping a future that sees the UK being energy self-sufficient and sending zero food waste to landfill. Chris Winward, commercial director at Privilege, explains that with the planet facing a climate emergency, now is the time … Read more

Wardley Biogas AD plant, an arial view

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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Preparation key to delivering RHI tariffs

Extensive preparation is key to successful applications for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff guarantee, according to one renewable energy funding provider. Speaking at the ADBA Finance Forum on 13 November, Phil Gerrard, Chief Executive Officer at Privilege Finance, describes how rigorous preparation and working with advisors from the start of the process gives the … Read more

Recognising excellence in anaerobic digestion

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), outlines the benefits of the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme for AD plant operators, regulators, funders, and the wider public. In December 2017, ADBA was delighted to officially launch the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme (ADCS), a voluntary certification scheme created specifically for anaerobic digestion … Read more

Multi-million-pound financial opportunities from on-farm AD

  On-farm AD plants convert wastes and crops into renewable energy and biofertiliser Value of on-farm AD operational expenditure expected to exceed £150 million p.a. by 2020 Potential for ten-fold increase in number of on-farm AD plants across UK   There are “multi-million-pound financial opportunities” from on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plants across the UK, according … Read more

Biomethane, the saving grace for government energy targets?

Marc Graham, Programme Manager, Privilege Finance Time is rapidly disappearing for the government to hit its target of 15% of energy being sourced from renewables by 2020. However, there is no doubt anaerobic digestion (AD), and specifically biomethane production, is a key technology that gives the government the best chance of meeting this goal. There … Read more

Young farming couple scoop top award

A young farming couple have scooped a top global award in recognition of their trailblazing dedication to renewable energy. Rob Greenow and Katie French won ‘Best UK On-Farm AD Plant’ at the 2018 AD & Biogas Industry Awards for Agrogen, a 249kW anaerobic digester sited on a 1,200-acre farm in Staffordshire. The plant was the … 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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