Friday, January 18, 2019

How Manure Management Can Benefit from Anaerobic Digestion

There is significant potential for the anaerobic digestion industry to grow, assuming that the benefits of anaerobic digestion and the biogas it produces are fully appreciated. The anaerobic digestion of manure on livestock farms for manure management is a large possible growth area.

If it meets its full potential, the UK AD industry could meet 30% of the UK's household gas or electricity demand and create around 35,000 jobs, mainly in rural areas where AD plants tend to be located. AD also improves energy security and soil quality, both major government policy objectives, through producing home-grown renewable energy and a nutrient-rich natural fertilizer respectively.

"The UK AD industry has grown by more than 350% over the last ten years and the UK has established itself as a world leader in biogas, with UK companies already exporting biogas-related expertise and equipment. The UK has a real opportunity to be at the heart of the growing global biogas industry, which has the potential to be worth £1 trillion." said Charlotte Morton of the AD industry associations ADBA organisation.

Manure Management Can Benefit from Anaerobic Digestion

Energy produced from anaerobic digestion will come to play a greater role in the global energy mix as countries look to reduce GHG emissions and generate clean energy. The use of anaerobic digestion as a means to utilize organic waste means that it is being incorporated into waste management programmes, to reduce the amount of waste that we either send to landfill or to be incinerated. Through the process of anaerobic digestion, operators can produce a bio-fertilizer, proven to be a cost-effective and environmentally sensitive solution to increase crop yields. The main factors that dictate the potential for an anaerobic digestion market in countries across the world are linked to the availability of feedstock and the state of the regulatory environment.

The numerous benefits of anaerobic digestion to generate clean, baseload energy, improve waste management and produce a bio-fertilize to improve agricultural yields will result in a large-scale adoption of the technology, as was seen in parts of Europe in the early part of the 21st Century. Anaerobic digestion facilities continue to receive high levels of investment, proving to be a cost-effective way to utilizing biological waste/organic material to generate energy, as well as achieving significant reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Digestate can be used as fertilizer and soil conditioner as it contains nitrogen and potassium, both being plant nutrients that can significantly improve growth. It is made from dead micro-organisms and remaining indigestible material during the anaerobic digestion process. It can be used straight from the digester or separated into liquor and fiber.

By using digestate instead of synthetic fertilizers, you can save energy, reduce your carbon footprint as well as decreasing fossil fuel consumption. As none of the potassium, phosphorous or nitrogen is present in the biogas after anaerobic digestion, all of these nutrients are present in the digestate.

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Biogas can either be combusted to make heat and electricity, or as mentioned earlier, can be purified and pumped into the mains gas grid or used as road fuel. You can find more information on how to use biogas for heat only purposes, electricity only purposes or to create combined energy.

Consumer demand for greener, lower-carbon products and services is on the rise. As a farm business, embracing renewable energy has many benefits.

Not only are farmers investing in the future of our planet with their anaerobic digestion derived energy choice, but they are also appealing to a modern market that is putting sustainability at the top of its priority list. Tie this in with waste reduction, manure management and other sustainability efforts and you'll have a well-rounded plan for becoming and staying environmentally friendly.

Sustainable Food Production A safe, nutritious, and affordable food supply is needed to sustain populations worldwide. Farmers work hard to meet the growing food demand and remain viable in today’s global marketplace. 

Efficiently using water and nutrients for crop and animal needs can cut costs, reduce environmental impacts, and contribute to a safer, more productive farm. Manure digesters on livestock farms can: Protect animal and human health by reducing pathogens. 

Convert nutrients in manure into a form that is more accessible for plants to use compared to raw manure. This can increase crop productivity and yield. 

Recycle nutrients on the farm, creating an economically and environmentally sustainable food production system. 

Produce heat, electricity, or fuel from biogas which can be used on-farm, lessening the agriculture sector’s dependence on fossil fuel energy. 

Accept food waste from places like restaurants and grocery stores. This means less food waste is sent to landfills. 

Food waste has the added benefit of increasing the efficiency of farm digesters.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Bioeconomy – What's the Meaning of it?

Bioeconomy – What's the Meaning of it?

That’s a good question.

Stay with us a moment and we’ll explain with our definition.

Novel new materials made from biology.
Plus, we tell you why it’s good for our planet, and can reduce climate change.

Our planet is getting more and more crowded.

As a result we need to use our resources more sustainably.

The bioeconomy is making and selling useful things using renewable materials, which means that these are made from organic, carbon based biological matter, instead of being produced from oil, and are refined in petroleum refineries to make plastics, and synthetic fibers.

Most things you buy start out being oil. Even though many people are not aware of it, the bio economy is already part of everyday life.

Bioresource technologies are already being used to replace many goods and processes currently based on fossil fuel resources.

In some cases bioresource based goods even have novel properties, which can make them superior to the goods we currently depend on.

In short, the bioeconomy means using renewable resources for innovative products, instead of the present oil-based economy.

Today, we depend on fossil fuels for things like clothing plastics and chemicals.

The goal of the bioeconomy is a circular economy producing reusable bio based products.

Many nations in Europe are collaborating in EU wide research to become leaders in this growing market.

However most people don’t realize that sustainable alternatives already exist, like the shoes you saw at the start.

We hope we have helped to raise your awareness of the bioeconomy.

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The Bioeconomy Means Facing the Future With Real Sustainable Solutions 

The bioeconomy of bio-based development has actually shown up. Market can easily currently create bio-based plastics coming from vegetation oils as opposed to fossil-based resources. Those bio-based plastics could be produced bio-degradable, also in seas, or even they could be produced tough, to substitute glass.

Swift are actually the modifications in scientific research and also production, and also therefore extensive are its own ramifications, that some recommend to the brand-new bio-economy, that utilizes bio-based resources for fairly a lot just about anything in our economic climate, as the 4th commercial reformation.

The cross-cutting mother nature of the bioeconomy offers an one-of-a-kind possibility. A possibility to adequately take care of linked popular problems like meals safety and security, fossil-resource dependancy, raw material deficiency. it can also bring forward the achievement of environmental improvement, while attaining lasting financial progression.

But, obtaining maintainable bioeconomy progression experiences several difficulties:

The foresight growth in weather disorders and also boosting deficiency of nonrenewable energy resources need the economic situation to become located ideally on renewable energies. Getting international nourishment additionally requires a rise in performance along with as a result of respect to guarding sources as well as the atmosphere.

Innovative natural and also technical expertise as well as techniques for each but maintainable and also demanding development, arrangement and also handling of biomass might cause this modification in the commercial source foundation. As well as bring about lowering the worry on the atmosphere during climate change, as well as to preserving the planet's limited information.

Therefore, the bioeconomy supplies a potential chance to integrate financial development along with eco liable activity.

To preserve its own competition, Europe is going to need to have to make sure adequate products of basic materials, electricity and also commercial items under ailments of minimizing fossil carbon dioxide sources - oil and also liquefied gasoline manufacturing is actually anticipated to deduct around 60% through 2050.

Bio-waste (predicted at around 138 thousand heaps each year in the EU, of which approximately 40 % is actually landfilled) possesses higher possibility incorporated market value as a feedstock for various other effective processes.Biological sources as well as communities might be made use of in a much more lasting, incorporated as well as dependable fashion.

Meals refuse works with yet another significant issue. A projected 30 % of all meals made in industrialized nations is actually thrown away.

The bioeconomy features major creation, including horticulture, forestation, fisheries and also tank farming, and also sectors making use of and also refining natural sources, including the meals and also pulp and also newspaper markets as well as component of the chemical, biotechnological as well as electricity business.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Anaerobic Digestion Plant Training in Techniques Technologies Innovation

Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Education and Training is often available as 1 day to one-week duration intensive training courses at various locations throughout the world, on anaerobic digestion for the production of biogas, digestate, and biochemicals.
If you are a research student or process engineer with the cash to spend on these, and are looking for a good technical training course on anaerobic digestion, there is no doubt that these are the right courses to take.
However, here has been a gap in the training course market for some time, as there have been very few, if any, intensive course on anaerobic digestion based upon the world wide web's ability to provide training courses cost effectively.
That's where the new website to be known as the Anaerobic Digestion Training Club, will provide low-cost biogas training, which can be studied outside office hours, and can provide AD Training for many more than can afford residential courses. 
The demand for biogas training will continue to rise. An example of the likely future pressure can be seen by considering the following factors likely to influence future farming.
Today, many farmers in developed countries are using digesters primarily to improve the quality of their manure and to reduce manure odors, the energy content of the methane being simply a by-product.

Others are building digesters as energy plants, and all need Anaerobic Digestion Plant Training.
However, as the price of energy increases, more and more farmers are looking at using anaerobic digestion as a way to generate supplemental heat and electricity for their farms. 

Digesters are also popular technology in rural areas of the developing world, where electricity and petroleum fuels are often unavailable or not affordable. Their uptake will continue to rise.

All these factors suggest a healthy short-term future for a rising number of biogas plant to be built, and all involved will need great training courses.

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That's just one reason for placing a high priority on AD Training.

Another is as follows:
There are safety risks in dealing with biogas, including explosion, asphyxiation, disease, or hydrogen sulfide poisoning.

Operators must be aware of the potential hazards and take preventative measures. Training courses on health and Safety are vital for staff and operatives to ensure that everyone working and otherwise present on renewable energy sites, can behave in a safe manner.

We hope you found the article above, and/ or the video in this article useful. You feedback via the comments section below is appreciated.


Sunday, December 16, 2018

8 Biogas Uses List How Biogas is Used to Make Lives Sustainably Better

Check out our latest video "8 Biogas Uses" which is aimed at a common search term. If you know of any other uses we would be pleased to be informed and can then make another video with your suggested additional uses. #anaerobicdigestion #biopgas #biogasuses

8 Biogas Uses List – How Biogas is Used to Make Lives Sustainably Better.

Here is our list of 8 biogas uses point by point.

1. Electricity Generation as a Biogas Use.

2. Upgrading Biogas to Biomethane (RNG).

4. Burning Biogas in Domestic Gas Stoves.

5. Biogas Use as Fuel for Portable Electricity Gen-sets.

6. Using Biogas Carbon Credits as a Means to Obtain an Income from CDM Payments in Qualifying Countries.

7. Compression of Biogas to Fill Gas Cylinders.

8. Direct Conversion of Biogas to Electricity in a Fuel Cell.

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We hope you have been enjoying watching our list of eight biogas uses.

Have you ever thought of getting involved by producing biogas, or promoting the idea of large-scale commercial biogas production in your area?

Biogas is a sustainable renewable fuel which can be made for as long as man grows crops and eats food.

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Saturday, December 08, 2018

Co-disposal of Sewage Sludge with Food Waste Ofwat Opening Up UK WWTW Sludge

Co-disposal of Food Waste and Sewage Sludge - The Video Text follows:

The idea of co-digestion by mixing food waste and sewage sludge, is new to the UK, but it makes fairly obvious good-sense.

Currently, reforms from Ofwat in the UK, are separating the tasks of treatment and exploitation of sewage sludge into an individual new market.

Therefore, now is a good time to invest in sludge treatment.

When the UK water industry was privatized in 1989, nobody thought that sewage sludge would become a valuable source of bio-energy, with efficient anaerobic digestion plants, capable (as they are now) of powering sewage treatment works.

And, often with enough electricity left-over to export as well!

In those days (to allay public concerns about pollution from sludge) the privatized water industry was not allowed to send any sludge away to be disposed of by "irresponsible" sub-contractors.

In effect, the UK water industry has not been allowed, until now to co-dispose other wastes with their sludge, or indeed to contract-out sewage sludge treatment off-site to other companies, such as AD plant operators.

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Not even for sludge from small and remote sewage works, close to existing AD plants.

And yet there are big gains to be made!

With energy costs making up a large proportion of operational cost for water companies, the creation of green, renewable energy  from what was previously considered a waste product can make a significant difference to the bottom line.

Back in 2016 Ofwat’s preliminary estimate put a £780M value on the sludge co-disposal market, said Elaine Coles, Editor of Waterbriefing.

Everybody involved in the UK water industry and biogas industries is now seeking benefits from the combined disposal of waste such as food waste with sludge, allowing improved biogas yields, from more efficient AD plants, and from better quality bio-solids.

Click here to read another article on the subject of sewage sludge co-disposal.

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

One Big New Advantage of Anaerobic Digestion to Replace Depleted Land Ca...

A Big New Advantage of Anaerobic Digestion

The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is the body which advises on how the UK will meet its obligations to reduce climate change, in the “Paris Agreement”.

It has come up with a new advantage of anaerobic digestion, to raise carbon biomass in agricultural soils.

No-one can deny that all governments need to help reduce climate change.

Climate change threatens the land’s ability to provide critical services including clean water, healthy soils and timber, and ensure sufficient food production for an increasing population, and threatens to reduce space for new homes.

They say that a good way to reduce the climate change arising from excess carbon (CO2) in the atmosphere is to hold more carbon in the land (soil).

At the same time this would improve soil fertility, and provide more food.

So, they are recommending that fundamental reform is implemented to ensure land becomes a more effective carbon store.

To store this carbon a source of suitable organic material will be needed.

Biogas Plants (anaerobic digestion processes) are ideally suited to providing this, by creating the necessary carbon for return to the land, from their fertilizing output, known as digestate.

This is a newly discovered advantage of Anaerobic Digestion, to add to the existing advantages, the biggest of which is the production of renewable energy in the form of biogas.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

Advantages of Biogas in Developing Nations - Benefits of Anaerobic Diges...

The Advantages of Biogas (in Developing Nations)

The advantages of biogas are many.

Among the greatest advantages are that the renewable energy produced, substitutes fossil fuels and thus reduces the emissions of greenhouse gases.

Plus, the anaerobic digestion process does it at a cost much lower than by most other techniques.

In addition to the multiple renewable energy advantages of biogas are the soil fertilizer and soil improvement products that can be produced as a result of digesting organic waste and converting it to renewable energy.

Perhaps the advantage we like best are the social advantages of biogas.

These are major, including improving health by lessening indoor smoke inhalation when biogas is used for home cooking instead of firewood, reducing deforestation by lowering demand for firewood, and saving time collecting fuel-wood for women and children.

Primarily biogas is used for direct combustion and heat production, but farmers utilize biogas as well for:

- heating the farm,

- farm level electricity generation,

- organic waste recycling,

- efficient fertilizer production,

- waste disposal,

- sanitation,

- with water treatment and,

- we all benefit from the resulting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction.

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Another The main advantage of biogas is that it is obtained from residues and wastes. That means it has the ability to transform waste material into a valuable resource. This matters greatly in the present conditions in which many countries are facing enormous problems associated with overproduction of organic wastes from industry, agriculture and households.

The advantage of biogas which is seldom discussed is that it can be converted into electric energy through a relatively simple process. That is by using a reciprocating engine and a set of coils (known as an electrical generator). One can retrofit the ability to use it as the fuel easily to conventional combustion engines to be used for a new fuel.  But, until the hydrogen sulphide is removed the problem of some pollutant emission does remain.

Another advantage of biogas is that the technology which is used to produce biogas is quite a lot cheaper than from most other energy sources. And, on top of that is has the advantage of waste reduction capability and potential it presents to divert waste away from landfill.

Also, biogas can be produced in all rural areas from readily available materials. Unlike other types of renewable energies, the process is natural, not requiring energy input for the generation process. Also, a major benefit of anaerobic digestion is the wide range of feedstocks a digester can receive and process.

There is a big social benefit of anaerobic digestion which is creating or maintaining local job opportunities for skilled technicians, and the potential exists for the stimulation of new industries to maintain and service the biogas plants.

We also so far have not mentioned that an advantage of biogas is the possible distribution via public grid to enable efficient energy utilization.

Finally, another benefit of anaerobic digestion is that the energy that it recovers from the wastewater can often be used to generate heat and even electricity at the plant. It produces a bi-product known as digestate which can be used as organic fertilizer on arable crops.

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