Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is not a new technology, it has been used since the late 1800s, but now an increasing number of AD plants are being built globally to generate clean renewable energy.
Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is a natural process where plant and animal materials (biomass) are broken down by micro-organisms in the absence of air.
The AD process begins when biomass is put inside a sealed tank or digester.
Naturally occurring micro-organisms digest the biomass, which releases a methane-rich gas (biogas) that can be used to generate renewable heat and power; this helps cut fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The remaining material (digestate) is rich in nutrients, so it can be used as a fertiliser.
AD is also used to treat the waste produced in homes, farms, supermarkets and industries across the world. This helps divert waste from landfill.
The Food waste we accept
We accept a wide range of feedstocks including biodegradable waste materials, such as Food and Drink Waste, Processing Residues, Agricultural Residues, Crops. Wastes from preparation and processing of meat, fish and other foods of animal origin Sludge’s from washing and cleaning. Animal tissue waste – blood, animal flesh, fish processing waste, fish carcasses and poultry waste. Materials unsuitable for consumption or processing.
Wastes from fruit, vegetables, cereals, edible oils, cocoa, coffee, tea and tobacco preparation and processing; conserve production, yeast and yeast extract production, molasses preparation and fermentation. Wastes from sugar processing, and the dairy products industry. Wastes from baking and confectionary industry.
About Zero Waste to Landfill
Zero waste to landfill is a specific goal that can be achieved today and independently verified. The common interpretation of this, is that at least 99 percent of generated waste is diverted away from landfill. Which means that all waste produced is either reused, recycled, composted, or sent to energy recovery.
Benefits of Zero Waste to Landfill
Recyclable waste continuing onto landfill is not an environmentally sustainable process, moreover, most governments are improving waste policies to ensure a cleaner future for our world.
Zero waste to landfill is a vision that endeavors to reduce cost and waste of any products from the moment of production through its lifecycle and end of life.