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ADBA member Aerocover wins AD industry award


Aerocover has been awarded the coveted Innovation in Digestate Award, at the first ever UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA).

The product is the only odour-controlling, lightweight polymer-coated aggregate cover that floats on the surface of lagoons, storage tanks and run-off areas.

The judging panel that included Gwyn Jones former vice-president, NFU, and Jeremy Jacobs, managing director, Association for Organics Recycling, recognised the positive impact that Aerocover brings to the management of an anaerobic digestion plant.

Independently proven to reduce emissions and odours such as ammonia and hydrogen sulphide by up to 100%, Aerocover also won praise for reducing the capital costs involved in digestate storage solutions, whilst also offering likely returns through increased nitrogen levels. In addition, Aerocover is a totally whole-life-cycle cover because it does not use plastics in its construction and can be spread on land at the end of its usable life.

Paul Stark, Director at Aerocover said:

This prestigious ADBA award is testament to the years of excellent R&D work by parent company Biotec to bring this first-class product to market. We are all the more pleased with this achievement as it is the very first time we have entered Aerocover for an award, so it bodes well for our expansion plans in the UK and beyond.

Successfully installed for customers such as Agrivert, Harper Adams and Barfoot Energy, Aerocover has also been introduced at numerous non-AD farms, where its durable properties eliminate the ongoing burden of maintenance and associated costs usually required on alternative types of cover.

Alexander Maddan, Managing Director at Agrivert, added:

Aerocover preserves the nitrogen levels in our digestate, enhancing its value as a fertiliser, even after long-term storage. It also reduces odour emissions from the lagoon that serves our anaerobic digester.

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