Anaerobic Digestion

What is Anaerobic Digestion?

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the name of the natural biological process whereby organic material known as feedstock is broken down by micro organisms and converted into energy, known as biogas which is made up of carbon dioxide and methane.

The biogas is used in a combined heat and power plant and supplied to the National Grid.

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What are the benefits of Anaerobic Digestion?

Large amounts of organic waste are diverted from landfill to AD thus causing a reduction in CO2.

Landfills are well known contributors to greenhouse gases that destroy the environment.

Biogas is produced from a variety of widely available organic feedstock therefore removing the dependence on fossil fuels.

The process creates a high quality fertiliser that can be recycled back into the local environment.