Category: R&D Updates

ADBA Submission - UK Industrial Strategy

It is vitally important that government recognises that huge role that anaerobic digestion has to play in the UK's Industrial Strategy. As part of the government prioritising areas of focus for its Industrial Strategy, we therefore submitted a proposal to include anaerobic digestion in the government's plans for…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, anaerobic biotechnology, R&D

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MEMBER BLOG: I love cover crops

Mandy Stoker, Managing Director of environmental consultancy and ADBA member E4Environment, shares her love of cover crops and discusses how they can reduce soil degradation ahead of her presentation at the ADBA Research & Innovation Forum 2018, taking place on the 11th April at the University of Sheffield.

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Tags: adba r&i forum, R&D, anaerobic digestion, cover crops, farming, maize

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Putting AD on the Pathway to Zero Subsidy?

You may have noticed the headline for our Research and Innovation Forum this year is "Putting AD on the Pathway to Zero Subsidy".  Of course government has been asking us as an industry for many years when we will match the cost reductions that solar and offshore wind have…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, food waste operators, crop operators, R&D, research and innovation forum

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Newly published AD research

Newly published industrial research demonstrates further benefits of using UASB technology

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Tags: member's press release, R&D, wastewater, anaerobic digestion

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R&D and global news update from International Energy Agency Task 37

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The International Energy Agency (IEA) has a Tash set up to support the global development of AD.  It has published a range of peer-reviewed technical brochures to support industry.  In addition the UK representative on the task often passes us relavent academic research and reports on developments across…

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New paper published on inhibition of thermochemical treatment on biological hydrogen

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A new peer review journal paper from MaREI Bioenergy has been published entitled: 'Inhibition of thermochemical treatment on biological hydrogen and methane co-production from algae-derived glucose/glycine'. https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1WMVkin8VOZ4n The paper assessed the total energy conversion efficiency (ECE) of 71.1% through fermentation of untreated glucose…

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Tags: R&D, biomethane

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Free AD Network events

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The AD Network is holding two upcoming events that may be of interest to ADBA members. Both are free of charge to members of the AD Network, free membership for which is available at www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com.   “Integration of Chemical, Biochemical and Thermal Processes”: a…

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MEMBER’S PRESS RELEASE: Silicone and siloxane use in food preparations

The redirection of food waste streams from landfill to recovery of energy in Combined Heat and Power plant (CHP) is beneficial in that there is less ground pollution from leachate in landfills and at the same time, non-fossil fuel energy is recovered. This operation is therefore beneficial to both the…

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Tags: member's press release, anaerobic digestion, food waste

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What might AD look like in 2050?

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A few weeks ago I attended a workshop on the water-energy-food nexus in 2050, organised by the Stepping Up project. The workshop examined what the UK might look like by the middle of the 21st century, with a focus on three particular innovations: AD, insect protein, and food redistribution. The workshop…

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Is algal technology the future of AD?

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Last week I attended a workshop run by a consortium of Welsh universities on developing circular economy solutions to reduce agricultural nitrate pollution and develop feed products. The workshop focused on how combining AD-derived digestate with algal technologies has the potential to reduce nutrient pollution (which primarily derives from agriculture)…

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Tags: research and innovation, chris noyce, algae, anaerobic digestion, nutrient pollution, digestate

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£25K research funding up for grabs - apply by 16th October

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We would just like to alert you to a new short-notice funding opportunity from the Anaerobic Digestion Network – £25K Seeding Catalyst Roadmap. Details are available on the website now (www.anaerobicdigestionnet.com), with a deadline of 16th October for all applications.   ADNet members (free to join) are…

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Opportunity to join free European biomethane network

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A European Horizon 2020 research project called 'Record Biomap' is looking for companies and institutions who develop innovative technology and process solutions for efficient and economically viable biomethane production at small to medium scale (<250 m³ raw gas/h). As well as biogas upgrading to biomethane, this can cover innovative…

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Tags: R&D, biomethane, Horizon 2020, biogas upgrading, pre-treatment, digestion

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Call for AD operators to partner Systemic on nutrient recovery opportunities

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If you are: An innovative anaerobic digestion plant owner or operator Would like to know if the implementation of techniques for recovery of nutrients (N, P, K, organic matter,…) can lead to a successful business case for your plant. ... then you might be interested in the following: SYSTEMIC has…

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Tags: R&D, nutrient recovery, nutrient recycling, biowaste, AD, UK AD & Biogas, ad operators, eu funding, emiliano lewis

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International biogas funding opportunity with Egypt

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Newton-Mosharafa Institutional Links open until 19 September 2017 The British Council has opened a new call for applications under the Newton Institutional Links programme. This aims to build UK-partner country research and innovation collaborations centred on shared research and innovation challenges which have direct relevance to social welfare and economic development.…

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Tags: R&D, biogas, egypt, british council, research funding, r&d funding

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New funding competition announced

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The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have announced a new UK-Colombia programme in sustainable tropical agricultural systems supported by the Newton-Caldas Fund. Proposals for the pump-priming phase of this…

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Tags: r&d funding, R&D, sustainable tropical agriculture, newton fund, uk, colombia, emiliano lewis

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