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Anaerobic Digestion

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WRAP Defends Anaerobic Digestion from “Slopbuckets Farce” Food Waste Collection Slur

WRAP Defended Anaerobic Digestion of food waste as a newspaper branded its collection from householders as a “slopbuckets farce“, earlier that month! (May 2012). UK funded government organisation WRAP has defended household food waste collections. These are destined for Anaerobic Digestion facilities, while the Daily Mail belittles government efforts. It believes to collect food waste […]

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Waste Autoclave Pretreatment with Anaerobic Digestion for Household Waste

Waste Autoclave pretreatment of residual household waste, and food waste, for all its undoubted advantages in increased biogas yield during subsequent anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction, has met with a difficult period. The story has not been a good one, since we originally posted our article on this subject in May, 2012. In a […]

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Anaerobic Digestion in the US Shows Growth Despite Low Electricity Prices

Anaerobic Digestion in the US is expanding despite no subsidies, in most cases. Many opinion-formers suggest that Anaerobic Digestion technology needs strong subsidies to have a chance of being developed to meet its potential. However, US AD site “Biocycle”, has posted an article which suggests the contrary. It says that’s not the case in the […]

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Food Waste Recycling Machine Raises Purity of Pretreated Biogas Substrate to New Level

Gemidan Ecogi’s anaerobic digestion substrate pre-treatment system is effectively a food waste recycling machine for large commercial biogas plants which produces a high-quality pulp-based substrate for digestion/ energy production in AD/ biogas plants. The Gemidan ECOGI system (food waste recycling machine) has a reputation for enhancing the recovery of renewable energy during the anaerobic digestion […]

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Low Cost Faecal Sludge Management and the Role of Anaerobic Digestion Co-Disposal

Before discussing low cost faecal sludge management and the role of Anaerobic Digestion Co-Disposal, let’s start by defining feacal sludge (also spelt “fecal”). Thankfully, that’s easy. Wikipedia tells us: Fecal sludge management (FSM) (or faecal sludge management in British English) is the collection, transport, and treatment of fecal sludge from pit latrines, septic tanks or […]

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CCC Net Zero Report by 2050 ADBA Responds with Support

In the “CCC Net Zero Report“, the IPCC says global greenhouse gas emissions need to reach “net zero” around 2050. To achieve the net-zero target tens of billions of pounds will need to be invested in renewable energy, electric vehicles, capturing and storing carbon emissions, and planting trees, according to the CCC. Currently the UK […]

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Call for AD Contracts for Difference (CfD) Scheme for Small-scale Renewable Energy

On the day that the UK didn’t leave Europe, trade association ADBA called for a Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme for Small-scale Renewable Energy including biogas. (Not sure you understand what CfDs are? If so, scroll down to our explanation below!) Why choose a day when, amongst the Brexit furore, almost nobody would be discussing […]

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Anaerobic Digester for Sale – Biogas Digestion Plant Selection for All Types and Sizes

Looking for an anaerobic digester for sale? Can we help you find your best biogas digester plant? We have been writing about anaerobic digestion and biogas production for the last 15 years on this website. So, we know a bit about the different models of these plants that are available at different sizes, and for […]

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5 Anaerobic Digestion Advantages UK Tory Ministers Ignored by Closing the FiT

Five Anaerobic Digestion Advantages were in our opinion completely ignored by UK Tory Ministers when they decided to close the UK FiT (UK Feed-in-Tariff), at the end of March this year (2019). Surely they failed to take a complete overview of anaerobic digestion technology when they decided to withdraw the FiT? Read the 5 advantages […]

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Benefits of Biogas and the Challenge Ahead

In an age of worrying climate change and looming fossil energy decline, the benefits of biogas are obvious. Its no longer a matter of proving the many benefits. The challenge is now to rapidly increase the adoption of the process, wherever there is a source of waste biomass. This is essential to reduce the impact […]