31 March 2015 | Online since 2003



3 July 2014|News,Renewables

Anaerobic digestion market goes from strength to strength


Marking the continued impressive growth of the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) has launched its first Market Update on day one of the industry’s dedicated exhibition and conference, UK AD & Biogas 2014, 2-3 July, NEC Birmingham.

Including key market data such as market growth in terms of capacity as well as numbers of AD plants, future development of the market with current data from the national planning database and breakdown by feedstock types, the update demonstrates the ongoing potential of the sector.

Announcing the launch in the conference of UK AD & Biogas 2014, ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton said: “In the four years since our first trade show the anaerobic digestion sector has seen unprecedented growth. In that time over a hundred new AD plants have opened, more than trebling the number outside the water sector, delivering over 150 MW of capacity to generate ultra low carbon storeable, baseload, flexible renewable gas, as well as saving well over five million tonnes of CO2, recycling nutrients essential to food production and creating jobs. Our members have delivered a very significant contribution to green growth in challenging conditions, which they should be very proud of.

“AD developers still face plenty of challenges, but we are determined to continue to work with government and our partners to overcome these and help the sector to build on the strong foundations which are now in place to ensure it delivers its full potential: 10% of the UK’s domestic gas demand, 35,000 green jobs, biofertiliser worth £200 million, and in the process reducing the UK’s carbon emissions by over 2%.”

In the light of the market information in the update, particularly the growth potential for the farming anaerobic digestion market, ADBA’s Policy Manager, Matt Hindle, said: “Anaerobic digestion and farming are a natural fit – but it is particularly challenging to deploy smaller scale technology with current policies, not least because government incentives only recognise the energy generation from AD not its wider benefits, including the recycling of essential nutrients for food production, better slurry management and greenhouse gas mitigation.

“UK AD & Biogas 2014 has offered the chance to discuss key issues such as the implementation of bioenergy sustainability criteria, and the potential for biomethane on farms.”

Charlotte will be available for interview at UK AD & Biogas during our press briefing on day two, 3 July at 11.30 am on the ADBA stand, Hall 3, NEC Birmingham.

Download



Comments


No comments posted yet. Be the first to post a comment

To post comment without approval login or register

Display name

Please enter your name

Email (optional)
Comment

Please enter your comment

Post Comment

Your comment submitted successfully.Please wait for admin approval.

Some error on your process.Please try one more time.



Jobs


30 March 2015
Counter/ Food Service Assistant
For example, nut, dairy or wheat allergies. To provide excellent customer service from food service counters in a busy presti...

13 March 2015
Apprentice Groom
Functional Skills may be necessary subject to prior Qualifications. World class yard, with excellent facilities, is looking f...

26 March 2015
Horse Ride Helper [School Holidays]
To apply for this post please download an application form from our...

24 March 2015
SharePoint Developer
Experience of working in Multi-server farm. My Bristol based client is looking to recruit a sharepoint developer for an initi...

28 March 2015
Trainee Sales / Recruitment Consultant
We have evolved over the past 5 years in to a progressive and highly successful recruitment organisation with an innovative a...




Top stories you may have missed
23 March 2015 | Cattle

UK butchers face difficulties to recruit...

Butchers in the UK are losing a generation through lack of training opportu...


20 March 2015 | Arable

Dust - the secret fertiliser?

NASA research has revealed how dust blown from the Sahara desert helps supp...


19 March 2015 | Arable

The Budget 2015: A Farmer's Budget?

“In the run up to the Budget 2015 most commentators were predicting that th...


17 March 2015 | News

UK's first floating solar power system l...

The UK’s first fully operational floating solar panel system has been unvei...


13 March 2015 | Animal Health

Labour and Conservatives clash over badg...

Axing the badger cull in England and Wales will save more than £120 million...


12 March 2015 | News

Solar could be cheapest energy source by...

By 2025, solar power could become one of the cheapest forms of energy in ma...


11 March 2015 | Finance

English buyers turn their attention to S...

Demand for Scottish farm land remains strong and continues to be better val...


9 March 2015 | Cattle

2020 vision for the Welsh red meat indus...

The Welsh red meat industry should aim to increase sales by at least 34 per...


6 March 2015 | News

MP raises egg industry concerns on trans...

Fears about the impact that a proposed transatlantic trade agreement could ...


Stay safe and legal when flying drones

The use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Unmanned Aircraft Systems - or dron...