New anaerobic digestion map shows over 500 operational plants in UK

Anaerobic Digestion
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The UK anaerobic digestion industry now has over 500 operational plants, and following the launch of ADBA's interactive map they’re easier to see and find than ever.

The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association's database features 540 sites which are producing biogas from food waste, agricultural materials, industrial effluents and sewage.

ADBA’s map enables suppliers, developers and waste producers to find plants near them or to view a particular type of plant across the UK.

Responding to the launch, Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), said: “ADBA's market reports and data already provide the most comprehensive information about AD in the UK, and our interactive map makes it even easier to find and use than ever before.

“The growth of the AD industry to 540 operational sites is hugely welcome, providing the equivalent of over 700MW capacity for green electricity generation and offering a sustainable option for food waste, farming and water treatment.

“The benefits that AD is already delivering show why the industry should be supported to continue to grow: we desperately need the government to set out its plans for the RHI, expand support for renewable electricity and take action to ensure that food waste is collected and recycled.”

ADBA represents businesses in the anaerobic digestion sector, helping to remove the barriers to growth currently faced by the industry and to promote the benefits of AD to the UK.