The Official Information Portal on Anaerobic Digestion


Crops have Valuable Role to Play in AD, says Report

A report by the UK’s National Centre for Biorenewable Energy, Fuels and Materials - the NNFCC - reveals that using crops in farm-scale anaerobic digestion will be important if the technology is to become a major source of renewable energy. On-farm AD plants can operate using just slurry and manure, but this research shows digesters operate more efficiently when crops, like grass…
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Northern Ireland amends Renewables Obligation for Anaerobic Digestion

The Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) has been amended under The Renewables Obligation Amendment Order Northern Ireland 2011 and implements a number of changes to the NIRO from 1 April 2011. The NIRO is the main support scheme for renewable electricity projects in the Northern Ireland. The latest changes include increasing the support currently offered for…
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DECC Announce Consultation for Feed-in Tariffs Review

The UK Government Department of Energy and Climate Change have announced a consultation as part of the fast-track review of Feed-in Tariffs (FiTs) for small-scale low carbon electricity generation. The Government reveal that current tariff levels have failed to spur a meaningful uptake for anaerobic digestion (AD), which means that the technology is not fulfilling its…
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Government Announce the Renewable Heat Incentive

The UK Government have announced the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The incentive is set to provide £860 million of incentives within the renewable heat sector, and in doing so reduce carbon emissions by a predicted 44 million tonnes. The RHI will promote the use and installation of green heat technologies such as solar thermal heating systems and biomass…
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