ADBA releases map of more than 500 UK AD plants

By Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association | November 14, 2016

The U.K. anaerobic digestion industry now has over 500 operational plants, and following the launch of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s interactive map they’re easier to see and find than ever.

The industry association’s database features 540 sites which are producing biogas from food waste, agricultural materials, industrial effluents and sewage.

ADBA’s map enables suppliers, developers and waste producers to find plants near them or to view a particular type of plant across the U.K. ADBA member companies are able to access enhanced features including sites in planning and construction.

Responding to the launch, Charlotte Morton, chief executive of the ADBA, said: “ADBA's market reports and data already provide the most comprehensive information about AD in the UK, and our interactive map makes it even easier to find and use than ever before.”

"The growth of the AD industry to 540 operational sites is hugely welcome, providing the equivalent of over 700MW capacity for green electricity generation and offering a sustainable option for food waste, farming and water treatment.”

“The benefits that AD is already delivering show why the industry should be supported to continue to grow: we desperately need the government to set out its plans for the RHI, expand support for renewable electricity and take action to ensure that food waste is collected and recycled.”

The map is available via the ADBA website,