UK biogas grows 30% in a year

Biogas production has grown 30% in a year in the UK. That’s according to a report by Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) which stated almost a third of biogas generation is produced in the country compared to this time last year. The UK has an installed capacity of 617MW – equivalent to powering 800,000 […]

UK AD sector breaks 500MW capacity

The UK anaerobic digestion (AD) industry now has a capacity of more than 500MW. That’s according to data published by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA). AD is the process of converting waste to produce green energy. The new total is 514MW for 411 plants in the farming, waste and water sectors. ADBA’s Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, […]

DECC unveils new plans for renewable heat scheme

The UK Government has today set out renewable heat scheme plans for commercial, industrial and community organisations. The new updates include a fixed budget for each year of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to ensure the scheme remains “financially sustainable” and offers good value for money to the taxpayer. DECC said the RHI is designed […]

Bristol’s first energy-from-waste plant open

Bristol’s first plant that produces energy from food waste has officially been opened today. The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant is expected to produce 10GWh of energy a year using biogas, which could power around 3,000 households. It is expected to treat 40,000 tonnes of food waste from homes, supermarkets and businesses that would otherwise go […]

UK’s first commercial-scale gas-to-grid plant open

The Prince of Wales officially opened the UK’s first commercial-scale gas-to-grid plant yesterday. Located in Rainbarrow Farm, Dorset, it is a joint venture between local farmers and the Duchy of Cornwall. It is the first fully operational commercial scale plant in the country to inject biomethane directly into the gas grid. The plant will use […]

Osborne should forget shale gas – ‘biogas is best’

George Osborne should forget shale gas and instead focus on other forms of gas which are renewable, like biogas. That’s the view of the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association, which believes the Chancellor’s efforts to give shale gas a helping hand would be better spent elsewhere. On Monday Mr Osborne said in a speech at […]

Farmers get free waste advice

The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) has launched a free consultancy service for farmers in the UK in a bid to help them understand the potential opportunities for creating revenue and reducing greenhouse emissions. The process of anaerobic digestion breaks down waste and generates energy as a by-product. As simple as it sounds, ADBA […]