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New research on how farm-based digestate should be stored

New research by Rothamsted and the University of Milan has looked at ammonia emissions from farm-based digestate: these can increase by separating the liquid and solid fractions of digestate, depending on how the liquid fraction is then stored.  See more here. Ammonia emissions cause global warming and also reduce…

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Tags: r&d dissemination, R&D, Ollie More, digestate, biogas, anaerobic digestion

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Cacti for biogas? New research tackles a prickly issue

The New Scientist has published an article on using cacti for biogas. Mike Mason, an academic from Oxford University who attended ADBA's R&D Forum in April, suggests that the 300 million hectares of underused semi-arid land in the world could be used for the production of cacti, which…

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Tags: cacti, R&D, r&d dissemination, anaerobic digestion, Africa

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Three research projects on seaweed/macroalgae for AD

A research paper has just been published on using seaweed for biofuels, including for biomethane production. Professor Jerry D Murphy of University College Cork and others conducted the research "to assess the effect of ensiling of seaweed (5 species) on  biomethane production." The results can be found here. Much…

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Tags: R&D, r&d dissemination, Ollie More, innovate uk, seaweed, macroalgae, research

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New European Commission research on phosphorus recovery from sewage sludge

The European Union's research and innovation unit are conducting research on 10 new technologies that can extract phosphorus from sewage sludge. Currently only 2,000-3,000 tonnes of struvite (a phosphorus-rich mineral) are produced in the EU each year, while sewage sludge contains the potential to supply 20% of the EU's phosphorus…

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Tags: r&d dissemination, Ollie More, phosphate, phosphorous, phosphorus, R&D

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Anaerobic Digestion Network (ADNet) award proof of concept funding

The Anaerobic Digestion Network (ADNet) - a network of academic and industrial partners which ADBA is part of - has awarded three grants to researchers focussing on different aspects of the AD process. Each aspect is really exciting in themselves - but it is also of value to the industry…

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Tags: r&d dissemination, R&D, digestate, anaerobic digestion, biogas

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DECC-funded project to support bird habitats and energy objectives

Two years ago DECC awarded £1m funding to a project that aimed to use waste reeds and rushes from wetland nature reserves for bioenergy: either through AD or direct biomass combustion. The results of that are starting to come through. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds …

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Tags: R&D, Ollie More, R&D forum, ADBA R&D Forum, r&d dissemination

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Converting biogas Co2 into methane

The Guardian reported this weekend on using waste co2 from biogas plants to produce additional methane, in combination with hydrogen produced from waste electricity generation. This kind of project will become increasingly important as the intermittancy of the electricity grid increases. They refer to the  Fraunhofer Institute for Wind…

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Proposed R&D work on digestate as bedding material

As you may know, DairyCo is a levy-funded, not-for-profit organisation working on behalf of Britain's dairy farmers, as part of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board. Over the last 18 months, DairyCo has been working with the regulators (Defra, Scottish Government and Welsh Government) and industry stakeholders to help clarify…

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Tags: Defra, R&D, digestate, Matt Hindle, dairyco, r&d dissemination

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Cranfield University’s New Research Plant Offers R&D Potential for AD

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ADBA Chief Executive, Charlotte Morton, officially opened Cranfield University’s new anaerobic digestion (AD) research plant yesterday (16 October). The plant, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and supported by Shanks Waste Management, will divert up to 10 tonnes of food waste from landfill annually, whilst also saving…

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Tags: Cranfield University, AD, R&D, Derek Sivyer, Charlotte Morton, shanks waste management, erdf, r&d dissemination

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