Biogas plants harness the power of some of the earth’s most readily available and sustainable commodities – crops, by-products and waste.
Anaerobic digestion is one of the most versatile energy solutions the UK has at its disposal. Making the most of local resources, the AD process utilises by-product, food waste, agricultural waste and works well within the water treatment process.
The Shaw Business Group have partnered with BioConstruct, who have installed over 210 biogas plants worldwide as well as owning and managing 18 of their own AD plants. The knowledge they have acquired over the years is invaluable to the UK where anaerobic digestion is still a growing process for creating energy.
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a natural process where organic matter is broken down by microorganisms, many of which are intolerant of an oxygen rich environment. As decomposition takes place, methane is released.
The methane that is accumulated can be:
> Combusted in an egine (CHP) to generate electricity and heat
> “Upgraded” and injected into the national grid
> Used as a transport fuel
> Turn waste into a commodity
Reduce waste management costs and create a profitable circular economy
> Utilise your by-products in-house
Directly benefit from your by-products by generating heat and power on site, or profit from exporting energy and biogas
> Use or sell your digestate as super-fertiliser
Benefit from each stage of the anaerobic digestion process, including the left-over matter (digestate)