The circular economy is a term which encourages change – put simply, “to rethink and redesign the way we make stuff”. It is an economic framework that is restorative and regenerative by design, which minimises the usage and wastage of finite supplies. This includes avoiding mass production of new resources and mass wastage (known as a linear economy). The circular economy instead promotes resource efficiency by considering businesses, society and the environment. The approach offers a positive solution to the climate crisis by recovering, recycling, and reusing renewable resources. In 2020, the UK government announced a Circular Economy Package policy, [...]
Anaerobic Digestion (AD) has been termed the ‘natural ally’ for UK farmers looking to adopt sustainable practices. AD’s approach to green waste management caters to many elements of agricultural practices, making them the perfect partners. For instance, AD takes agricultural waste off UK farmers’ hands, transforming it into renewable energy which can be used on farmland or in the local community, as well as producing a digestate bi-product that can be used to fertilize crops. Agriculture and Climate Change According to the NFU’s 2019 Strategy Report on achieving Net Zero, agriculture makes up 10% of the UK’s [...]
The Somerset Levels and Moors comprises a unique, man-made wetland landscape of international importance. Local conservationists are working tirelessly to preserve the area’s biodiversity, including taking action to reduce phosphate levels throughout the watercourses. As all of the crops for our Sustainable Energy Generation (SEG) digester are grown within this drainage catchment, we take water quality there especially seriously. Part of this involves establishing field margins as a mitigation strategy for phosphate pollution. That’s why we’ve been working closely with Frogmary Green Farm over the past five years, establishing flower rich field margins to protect watercourses that drain onto the levels. Our [...]
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is an attractively efficient form of renewable gas production, but it can be a complex jigsaw involving funding construction, plant management, and feedstock supplies. There’s good news though - we have already put three of these four pieces together and, if you have an existing waste stream (from food or agriculture), you might want to start thinking about the fourth: turning your waste and by-products into your own green energy. As the Government is about to announce the new Green Gas Support Scheme (GGSS), now is a great time to take advantage of this financial opportunity while [...]
Our AD plants continue to operate safely and securely, and all of our employees are classified as keyworkers. This means we are able to continue generating green gas and electricity, powering 30,000+ homes across the UK. We’re open for MORE business… As well as running our own plants, we’ve been working with AD sites outside of our portfolio. This has made us even more aware of how valuable our experience in running successful plants is to the renewable energy market. Throughout 2021, we’ll be sharing news and updates about our latest partnerships and how your business can tap into the [...]
We are delighted to report that we have again achieved an uptime of over 98% on our gas to grid plants in 2020! This sets our team an exciting challenge to do even better in 2021. Following our success, we are also now available to help you achieve greater results from your AD plants. Please contact us on 01884 861231 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.