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.
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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