Tag Archives: anaerobic digestion

Diageo turns whisky waste into heat

WASTE FROM Diageo’s whisky production at its Scottish factory will be turned into energy which powers the distillation process.     The anaerobic digestion plant is expected to generate 2 million cubic metres of biogas a year. Designed by Clearflue, it will convert the waste outputs from the distillation process - called pot-ale and draff…
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500% increase in UK food waste recycled by AD

1.6 MILLION tonnes of food waste are now being recycled by anaerobic digestion (AD) – a 500% increase from the 0.3-0.4 million tonnes recycled in 2010.   The figures come from the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresource’s Association 2015 Market Report published this week.   The sector has shown rapid growth – there are now 400…
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Success for Nestlé’s on-site anaerobic digestion plant

A NEW anaerobic digestion plant is supplying nearly 8% of a Nestlé factory's electricity demand, eliminating solid waste handling costs and reducing the manufacturers carbon footprint.               Award-winning British company, Clearfleau, UK market leaders in industrial anaerobic digestion (AD) for on-site renewable energy generation, reveals energy output results for its…
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Largest food AD plant in Wales now operational

THE LARGEST food anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Wales is now operational from this week. Biogen’s Waen plant in Denbighshire aims to recycle up to 22,500 tonnes of food waste every year, generating 1MW of renewable electricity for the national grid, enough to power 2,000 homes, the equivalent of the nearby city of St Asaph.…
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Green investment bank helps London power itself with food waste

UK GREEN Investment Bank (GIB) has announced a £7.5m commitment in the new £15m anaerobic digestion and green waste composting plant in Enfield which will generate power for 1,750 homes and produce compost for agricultural use.                   The anaerobic digestion plant will be powered by 30,000 tonnes…
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Waste costs are no joke for hospitality industry

THE HOSPITALITY sector is set to spend an extra £32 million pounds this year sending food waste to landfill, according to the UK ’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood. Landfill tax increased by £8 per tonne on 1st April 2014, taking the cost per tonne to £80.                …
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Waen AD food waste plant to generate power for 1,500 homes

RENEWABLE ENERGY specialists, BIOGEN have been commissioned to build a recycling plant which will generate power from food waste in three counties across Wales.                     The £7.5m Waen anaerobic digestion (AD) plant will be operational by the summer and has been commissioned to take food waste…
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Food waste hero, or potential villain?

PIGS ARE being touted as the solution to the UK foodservice sector's food waste problem. But there are reputation risks attached to the concept.                     The Pig Idea is a campaign that is quickly gathering momentum. The aim is to lift the European ban on feeding food…
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When will the penny drop?

FOOD WASTE recycler PDM is hoping to convince more hospitality businesses to separate their food waste. It won't be easy, but there's £90m riding on it.                   It might feel that there’s a war being waged on restaurants and foodservice companies to cut food waste. “Chefs are not…
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WRAP issues latest waste management report

WRAP HAS PUBLISHED its annual Gate Fees Report, revealing that the average local authority fee is unchanged since 2011-2012.   The annual report provides insight into the alternative waste management market, and aims to increase price transparency.   A gate fee is a levy paid by a local authority to an MRF operator for processing…
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