AD and food recycling | the opportunity

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a long-established and sustainable way to process waste, create bio-fertiliser and produce power in the form of electricity and biogas. But, our growing challenges around energy & food security, waste management and climate change are now pushing its benefits firmly into the spotlight.  

The developing regulatory environment is also playing a part. To complement increased targets for recycling and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to meet our net zero targets, local authorities are facing new regulations for the separate collection of food waste that will increase the amount of waste available for treatment by AD.

Our AD and food recycling hub brings together our experience and insights into the AD and food recycling environment alongside our work with the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), to help ensure projects get off the ground, are successful and deliver maximum benefit.

ADBA webinar on food waste recycling through anaerobic digestion

ADBA report on food waste recyclying - the net zero lever for local authorities

On 27 April 2022, The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) hosted a webinar looking at new food recycling regulations and how anaerobic digestion (AD) can help local authorities meet their legal obligations and support their transition to net zero.

The webinar formed the launch of the ADBA's Biogas Briefing, which includes a report they have compiled on the process and benefits of food waste recycling through AD. We contributed the legal aspects of the report, providing advice on how local authorities can manage the change and comply with the new statutory duty.

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