FDBusiness.com

AD Shows Significant Growth in the UK

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé Inaugurates New Nescafé Dolce Gusto Production in Vietnam Nestlé has inaugurated a new Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsule production line in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. The site will process an expected 2,500 tons of coffee per year (equivalent to 130 million capsules), using high quality coffee beans from Vietnam. This volume is expected to increase in the coming years. The investment reflects Nestlé’s clear focus on high-growth, [...]...
  • Pink Lemonade Yogurt? Arla Brings Indulgence to New Markets Arla Foods is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range being launched in Denmark and the UK. Meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish, Ihana was launched through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design. Indulgence is one of the few areas in growth within [...]...
  • Process Components Announces Kemutec Expansion into Netherlands Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Netherlands. The move forms a key part of its global strategy to extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs. Kemutec has more than three decades’ worth of heritage in [...]...
  • Packaging Automation Supports the Reduction in Plastic Packaging Waste With the launch of the UK Plastics Pact to address the impact plastic waste is having on the environment, retailers and manufacturers are more conscious of single use and non-recyclable plastics and want to cater for the green consumer. The industry is turning to various kinds of eco-friendly packaging with the aim of reducing plastic [...]...
  • Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in [...]...

AD Shows Significant Growth in the UK

AD Shows Significant Growth in the UK
December 17
09:13 2014

Anaerobic digestion (AD) has grown significantly in the UK, according to the latest sector survey (ASORI), published by WRAP.

WRAP’s comprehensive study of the AD sector (which complements the Scottish survey of the organics reprocessing industry – published by Zero Waste Scotland), for the calendar year 2013, shows that:

* the number of operational sites increased by 34% (up from 87 to 117);

* operating capacity is up by 55% (from 2.07mt to 3.20mt);

* 51% more organic material is being processed (from 1.69mt to 2.55mt); and,

* employment in the sector has increased by 36% (with 482 full-time equivalent jobs compared to 354 in 2012).

In addition, there has been an increase in all the types of feedstocks processed – separated solid food, liquids, manures and crops. However, food and drink waste continues to be the largest proportion of the material processed – with separated solid food accounting for 38% of the feedstocks reported in the survey and liquids 30%.

Food manufacturers and processors provide the biggest proportion of the feedstock, however the volume of material sourced from local authority collections, has increased by more than a third.

Over a million tonnes of digestate (the product of AD) was applied to agricultural land in 2013 – that’s 98% of total digestate use – demonstrating the benefits of readily available nutrients as well as potentially reducing the reliance on inorganic fertilisers.

Ian Wardle, Head of Organics and Energy at WRAP, says: “It’s fantastic to see such positive results from this survey. The industry is turning a wide variety of wastes into valuable renewable energy and digestate that can be used by farmers as a fertiliser. Each year we are seeing the sector grow and this year’s data shows the AD industry is starting to make a marked contribution to the UK economy. Industry has always supported this survey and this year’s excellent response is testament to that.”

The report was commissioned by WRAP, working in partnership with the Renewable Energy Association’s Organics Recycling Group (REAORG), Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), and the Environmental Services Association (ESA). It is widely recognised as the most definitive picture of the organics recycling industry.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
  • September 27, 2018Int'l Fruit Show (eurofruit)
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements