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 […]

Yorkshire Water embraces sewage sludge market

Yorkshire Water has announced it is to embrace the sludge treatment market to drive efficiency, boost resilience and accelerate innovation within the water sector. The water company currently spends around 10% of its annual operating costs treating sludge but now plans to offer more opportunities for third-party companies to improve how it transports, treats and […]

Severn Trent invests £60m in biogas upgrade

Severn Trent has invested £60 million in a thermal hydrolysis plant (THP) to make the process of generating clean energy at one of its sites more efficient. The water company says the technology will see the electricity produced at Minworth Sewage Treatment Works increase by almost a third. The process works by treating sewage sludge, […]

Delay to green heat reform ‘threatens climate goals’

The government’s decision to delay renewable heat legislation threatens climate goals. That’s the warning from the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA), which suggests the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) shouldn’t have postponed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms until 2018. It says the legislation has been delayed due to a government timetable […]

Carbon dioxide goes green to fertilise crops

A new project aims to take carbon dioxide from food waste and reuse it as a fertiliser on a large scale. Recycling and energy firm Viridor has embarked on a government-backed trial to plough existing waste resources, including the carbon dioxide emissions it harvests from landfill, back into the land. The research is being undertaken at Viridor’s […]

Food waste plant bins greenhouse gas emissions

A new food waste recycling facility in the UK is expected to cut emissions at a volume equivalent to taking 86,000 cars off the road each year. Agrivert’s fifth anaerobic digestion plant, the £14 million site in Hertfordshire adds an additional 50,000 tonnes of capacity to the company’s existing network. Already operating at full power, the plant turns […]

UK investment firm buys food waste-to-energy business

An infrastructure investment manager has bought a 13MW portfolio of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. Ancala Bioenergy hopes its acquisition of Biogen, owner and operator of AD plants in the UK, will provide an established platform for its expansion into the waste-to-energy sector. Biogen owns and operates a portfolio of seven anaerobic digestion plants in England and Wales that […]

Green plant secured £1.5m with alternative funding

A new anaerobic digestion plant secured £1.5 million through alternative financing. BioDynamic UK was rejected for capital investment on 25 occasions before it partnered with alternative funding specialists F&P, which listed the project on a peer-to-peer (P2P) platform. Within two weeks the company had secured the necessary investment for the site in Colwick, Nottinghamshire. With its construction […]

UK’s green gas production doubles in a year

Green gas production has doubled in the last year. The UK now has almost 90 biomethane plants injecting gas into the grid, according to a new report from the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA). The report explores recent growth, developments and market changes in the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry, of which biomethane is one of […]