UK anaerobic digestion deal successfully signed

An investment manager has bought one of the largest anaerobic digestion (AD) owners and operators in the UK for an undisclosed sum. Biogen, a subsidiary company of Ancala Partners, has acquired Tamar Energy in a deal that creates one of the largest independent AD platforms in the UK. The combined group will operate a network […]

UK’s anaerobic digestion fees labelled ‘unjustified’

The UK’s anaerobic digestion trade body has said the Environment Agency’s proposals to increase charges and fees for operators are “unjustified”. The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) said significant increases in the majority of charges associated with environmental permits and applications will have financial implications for the bulk of both new and existing AD […]

New waste to energy facility opens in London

A new anaerobic digestion (AD) facility capable of processing more than 160,000 tonnes of food waste every year has been opened in London. The waste to energy plant in Dagenham is expected to generate 14 million m3 of biogas – enough to power around 12,600 homes every year. Developer ReFood claims it will help displace […]

Thumbs up for Yorkshire Water’s £72m AD plant

Leeds City Council has given the green light for the construction of a £72 million sludge treatment and anaerobic digestion (AD) facility. The council has approved Yorkshire Water’s proposals for the bioenergy site, which is expected to help the utility reduce 15% of carbon emissions. The new facility will replace the existing sludge and bio-solid […]

AD plant in Nottinghamshire gets £13m investment

An anaerobic digestion plant to be built in Nottinghamshire has secured an investment worth £13 million. The new facility, which is expected to have a capacity of 2.2MW, will power a combined heat and power plant, supplying electricity and heat to local businesses and any surplus electricity will be supplied to the country’s grid. It will […]

Biogas firm fined £20k for poor management

A biogas company in Bedfordshire has been ordered to pay £20,000 for poor management of a facility. The Environment Agency said Trinity Hall Biogas poorly managed the anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Hockliffe, which led to watercourses being polluted. Luton Magistrates’ Court heard water quality was chronically affected in the stream as a result of […]

The power of poo: ‘Where there’s muck, there’s brass’

Britain should generate more energy using sewage, according to Ofwat. The water regulator believes it could produce benefits worth up to £780 million while also reducing carbon emissions. Bioresources, also known as sludge, produces biogas or green gas which can be used to generate low carbon electricity. When processed it can also be used in […]

DECC proposes anaerobic digestion subsidy cuts

The government has proposed to reduce support for anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the UK. It has launched a consultation – open until 7th July – on revised support levels for AD and micro combined heat and power (mCHP) technologies currently eligible for the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme. The initiative was launched in 2010 to […]

Sainsbury’s uses green gas to power UK stores

A number of Sainsbury’s supermarkets across the UK are now being powered by green gas. Recycler ReFood collects food waste from two of the retailer’s depots in Sherburn-in-Elmet and Haydock and converts them into gas, heat and fertiliser at its anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities. The gas is then exported to the national grid. According to […]

Ecotricity submits plans for £10m green gas facility

Ecotricity has submitted a planning application to build its first anaerobic digestion plant. The green power provider initially unveiled plans for the green gas mill at Sparsholt College in Hampshire last year. It has now filed an application with Winchester City Council for the £10 million facility, which is expected to produce clean gas to […]