A detailed economic assessment of anaerobic digestion technology and its suitability to UK farming and waste systems
WRAP report on C.botulinum in Anaerobic DigestionWRAP and Zero Waste Scotland have undertaken several research projects to understand the fate of Clostridium botulinum in AD. They found that the possible risks associated with Clostridium botulinum from the recycling of food-based digestate to agricultural land are similar to those for other organic materials that are frequently applied to farmed land, such as livestock manures.
Impact of AD on some common crops and pestsWRAP report looking at the impacts of AD (anaerobic digestion) on a range of common crop pests and diseases. Pasteurisation was shown to represent an effective treatment for reducing the survival of most organisms tested. The experiments found that many did not survive AD at 37.5°C for more than ten days, although some survived for longer.
Biowise open new In-vessel Composting facilityA new state of the art In-Vessel Composting (IVC) facility developed by East Riding-based recycling company Biowise, which also trades under the name Wastewise, was opened by Lord Haskins.
Report on Biomethane for transport from landfill and anaerobic digestionThe DfT have released a report that describes the supply potential of biomethane in the UK. It considers how much of this fuel could be available for transport between 2020 and 2030 under current incentive mechanisms.
Business rates for renewable fueled power generation plants (including AD)GVA have produced for REA a Briefing note on Business Rates for Renewable fueled power generation plants (including AD plants)
AD Strategy and Action Plan Annual Report 2014Defra published their annual report on progress made under the anaerobic digestion strategy and action plan 2011
Farm worker’s death leads to prosecution over exposure to toxic gasesA Dorset farm owner and his two businesses have been fined for serious safety failings after a 29 year-old worker died following exposure to toxic gases in 2009
Biowaste Treatment sector environmental performance update-2013The EA have published their environmental performance report for 2013 for the Biowaste Treatment Sector. This shows how the sector has performed compared to previous years and other sectors.
Survey of Organics Reprocessing in ScotlandA Survey of the Organics Reprocessing Industry in Scotland 2013, shows an increase in material processed by the industry in 2013, even before the introduction of the Waste (Scotland) regulations on 1st January 2014.
Latest ASORI publishedWRAP has published the latest ASORI which quantifies the processing of organic material via anaerobic digestion (AD) in the UK in 2013, using a survey of AD operators.
Statistics on waste managed by local authorities in England in 2013-2014Defra has just released statistics relating to the management of waste under the possession or control of the Local Authority. Results are displayed using the ‘Waste from Households’ measure on a calendar year basis, which is how the UK reports against the EU Waste Framework Directive.
Sweet success for Nestlé’s on-site anaerobic digestion plantClearfleau plant built for Nestlé supplies nearly 8% of factory electricity demand, eliminating solid waste handling costs externally and reducing Nestlé’s carbon footprint.
DEFRA Anaerobic Digestion Strategy and Action PlanAfOR receive a response from DEFRA following our involvement helping to draw up DEFRA’s Anaerobic Digestion (AD) Strategy and Action Plan
Renewables generated 9.5% of UK electricity in 2011This report provides data on the proportions of UK energy produced from renewable sources in 2011.
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