However, the anaerobic digestion industry is much more quietly taking on another role, which in the long-term will be much more important, which arises from the ability of AD Plants with suitable pasteurizing equipment, and suitably permitted to accept potentially infectious wastes is likely to increasingly take on the role of disposal route as the disposal method of choice for the carcasses of fallen animals.
""The products withdrawn from stores will be sent to anaerobic digestion plants," the spokeswoman said. "This is the most efficient method of generating energy from waste, and part of our broader 'zero food waste to landfill' strategy. We are the UK's ...The Guardian"In many ways, the quiet adoption of the AD process for fallen stock disposal on-farm rather than incineration or another dispoal method, after haulage to a suitable facility, would most likely have larger long-term benefits, as described in the following article:
Anaerobic digestion could be solution for fallen stock | Features ...
"RESEARCHERS at Harper Adams University have been awarded more than £150,000 to investigate how anaerobic digestion (AD) can be used as an on-farm ...www.farmersguardian.com/home/...could.../52777.article"And, if that was not enough good news for biogas in the UK, the EA seems to be about to make the often criticized anaerobic digestion plant permitting system just a little bit easier to comply with:
Permit for Anaerobic Digestion Plants Published
"UK - New streamlined environmental permitting regulations for anaerobic digestion plants could be 'timely boost' for industry, says NNFCC.www.thebioenergysite.com/.../permit-for-anaerobic-digestion-..."
So, this must surely be a good month for the AD industry in the UK.
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