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A must-sea: using seaweed for the generation of biogas

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Last week I attended the latest SeaGas event, a project which has – among many other achievements – grown and harvested the largest crop of seaweed in the UK to date. SeaGas is a three year, fully funded project (InnovateUK) to support the development of an AD process which would…

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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, food waste operators, food waste, seagas, R&D, digestate, seaweed, thom koller

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MEMBER’S BLOG: Overcoming the issues of transporting dewatered sludge and other viscous products

The latest innovation from SEEPEX - Smart Air Injection (patent pending) - combines the advantages of two technologies, progressive cavity pumps and dense phase pneumatic conveying. With this combination it is possible to transport dewatered sludge with high dry solids content over long distances in an energy-efficient manner. Dewatered sludge …

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Increasing the competitiveness of AD - thinkpiece from Dr Mike Mason

Dr Mike Mason, Chairman of Tropical Power, explores how AD can become more cost-competitive with other renewable technologies ahead of UK AD & World Biogas Expo 2018.

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Tags: uk ad & world biogas expo 2018, anaerobic digestion, R&D

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Research call - Bioenergy for Sustainable Energy Access in Africa (BSEAA)

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The Carbon Trust have issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a research call into bioenergy in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Click here or on the image below to open up the PDF: As the Carbon Trust is requesting an Expression of Interest (EoI) initially, they hope to ensure…

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Tags: research and innovation, anaerobic digestion, biogas, biomethane, UK AD & Biogas, emiliano lewis, Carbon Trust

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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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Tags: anaerobic digestion, biogas, iea biogas, international energy agency, international energy agency iea

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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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Tags: R&D, anaerobic digestion, food waste

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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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Tags: research and innovation, anaerobic digestion

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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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