This section details Anaerobic Digestion by providing key information and documents that can be downloaded. Please note that not all documents are available to non-members. If you wish to access all available files, please visit our membership section to join the society. please click onto the relevant link to download the PDF documents.
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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.
EBA digestate factsheetEBA have produced a fact sheet on digestate and it's value in terms of economy, society and the environment
Anaerobic Indigestion – Is The Growing AD Sector Heading For Heartburn?The AD sector risks starvation by 2018 at the current rate of expansion, according to a new report by Link2Energy Ltd. The report, “Anaerobic Indigestion”, assesses the overall market capacity of the AD and IVC sectors with specific focus on Defra-licenced facilities seeking food waste versus the plausible amount of available food waste.
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.
EA releases interim position statement on point source emissions to air from ADThe EA has released an interim position on standard rules for anaerobic digestion - point source emissions to air.
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
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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