The Official Information Portal on Anaerobic Digestion


The AD cost calculator, produced by The Andersons Centre on behalf of NNFCC, lets you assess the economics of AD facilities.

The results are comprehensive and consider the capital costs, profits and the land required to use the digestate. Also calculated are the cost per kWh electricity, the cost per cubic metre of biogas, the cost per cubic metre of feedstock and the percentage return on capital. A sensitivity table ranks the variables that have the greatest impact on business profitability.

Before using the calculator, you can also read the associated report, which explains the terms used in the calculator.


The information contained in this spreadsheet is a guide for comparison only and is not intended for use in making financial investment or transaction decisions. Therefore neither the authors nor their employees can accept any liability with respect to the information contained therein. Other calculation tools are available from the Reports pages.