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Yes it is Green Biogas – UK Green Investment Bank Money is Proof

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This really is green biogas, not only is it green in the sense of it being environmentally a friendly form of energy and fertilizer production, but it is also green being funded from the funds for environmentally friendly investment of the UK’s new Green Bank. (Read to the end of this post and you will find out why President George Washington is shocked on our on one dollar bill.)

(Dollar Graphic is Copyright “Purple Slog”)

Of course, our regular blog and newsletter readers will not need to be told that biogas and the energy and other by-products of the anaerobic digestion process are green, but hopefully they will take some cheer from the very high profile this first Green Bank award gives to AD Plants.

If anyone in the UK needed any further convincing that anaerobic digestion was not fully supported by the UK government, at least in principle, then surely this must be go a long way to changing that opinion.

It is Green Biogas and it’s Official!

So, read on and visit the news articles below for an in-depth understanding of this Green Bank funding:

Anaerobic digestion and energy efficiency win first Green Investment Bank funds

Utility Week

“28 November 2012. Anaerobic digestion and energy efficiency win first Green Investment Bank funds. An anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and an energy efficiency retrofit were the first projects to win funds as the Green Investment Bank (GIB) launched today.”

Here is another green biogas article link to articles on this same subject:

Anaerobic digestion plant is Green Investment Bank’s first

(author unknown)

“An anaerobic digestion plant in the North East of England is the first project to receive investment from the newly opened UK Green Investment Bank.”

[Via Anaerobic Digestion Plant group]

Still on the green biogas theme but this time without the Green Investment Bank connection, we suggest the following item may interest our readers:

Transforming waste into green energy

PACE Today

“Anaerobic waste water digestion technologies respond not only to industry’s need to clean up the waste water it discharges to the environment, but also to the need for industry to break free from the cost and pollution of fossil fuels – and the …” via

“Any factory with a biological waste stream or wastewater with high COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) can use this technology to generate energy. Some companies making the investment have achieved payback within a year.”

(Note: Video is unrelated to payback period quoted above.)

Payback within a year. That’s amazing isn’t it! Demonstrate that to investors and there won’t be any need for a Green Investment Bank.

In fact, “green” gets a whole new meaning in that case, and it’s nothing to do with the environment. No, the “green” of biogas which we shall see becomes the green of the note (dollar or “greenback”!).

That’s what we were alluding to when we created today’s graphic!

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