How we can help?
Digestate management is a great within the whole anaerobic digestion industry, especially for waste-to-energy plants. At New AD we have devoted considerable resources to finding the solution to this potential issue and after a significant amount of research we have discovered a number of avenues for the digestate.
Utilising these avenues we can save AD operators a considerable amount of money, especially if they currently have no feasible destination for the digestate.
For waste plants, without the waste being source segregated it is inordinately difficult to be approved for PAS110 allowing the digestate to be spread on land as a fertilizer. This means that without the PAS110 certification its only current domestically viable destination in the quantities that the AD industry produces and is anticipated to produce is quantities is landfill.
With the constantly increasing landfill prices and rising haulage costs this has a significant effect on the profitability of the plant, even if a generous gate fee is obtained. Naturally, not all will need to go to landfill as farm based models utilise a proportion of this fertiliser however; in respect to the total amount produced this is not the solution to the problem.
Additionally, unless the destination for the digestate is relatively close to the plant, the transportation costs associated are far too high due to the quantities involved and the form of the product.
At New AD we focus upon being able to utilise the digestate in its natural form as the majority of plants do not have drying or pelletizing facilities and to ask all operators and developers to invest in additional equipment is unfeasible. Our methods can provide a cost effective solution to this problem and can alleviate significant problems for our customers and in the process make their plants more effective environmentally, and crucially, more profitable.
For more information on digestate management please contact our procurement team