The EEIF in conjunction with its partners Envirolink UK, are proud to announce a new and innovative event featuring AD which will be held at Longhirst Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland on 29th May 2012 (Day 1), with site visits on Day 2 (30th May) to either Cockle Park, Morpeth or the ADDC at Wilton.
This event, a partnership between the EEIF and Envirolink aims to explore the opportunities available to a range of organisations, including private businesses, farmers, developers and supply chain companies in North East England from the development of AD. It aims to assist in overcoming barriers to developing an AD plant and to showcase a range of industries that can take advantage of this expanding sector, particularly the food and drink, distilling and farming sectors.
A joint report from WRAP and the NNFCC has revealed some interesting facts about the significant increase in the use of AD for the treatment of waste. The report has been drafted in response to the Government’s recent action plan for AD published in June 2011.The report states that there are now 214 facilities with an overall capacity of more than 5million tonnes of material per year and a total installed generating capacity of over 170MW of electricity. 44 of these are waste-fed plants.
Action 1 of the AD Strategy & Action Plan was to establish a baseline, with both WRAP and the NNFCC working together to deliver this. The baseline infrastructure covers sites accepting food waste and farm-based processors – it provides a clear statement on the energy potential of AD and where we are today with AD as a major waste treatment technology.
The report states that there are now (as at September 2011) 214 AD plants in the UK compared to only 2 in 2005, generating 170MW of electricity via the treatment of over 5million tonnes of material. Continue reading →
A five-strong consortium led by The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) comprising CNG Services Ltd, Lyvennet Renewable Energy, Wardell Armstrong LLP and Field Science Limited has secured grant funding from the government-backed Technology Strategy Board with a total budget of £880,000 over two years.
The Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion Technology (SSAD-TECH) platform provides underpinning process technology for the development of a series of commercial products for the local treatment of organic waste to produce energy (either as biogas, heat or electricity) and digestate, which can be considered as a non-fossil fuel derived fertiliser.