What is Anaerobic Digestion?

Anaerobic Digestion breaks down biodegradable material (slurry, grass, and food waste) in the absence of oxygen, producing biogas.  Biogas is a renewable fuel source that can be used for heat, electricity and transport. It is currently used worldwide in domestic, agricultural, municipal and industrial applications.

The process of anaerobic digestion fits in with circular economy thinking where waste and resource use are minimised. Organic wastes, agricultural by-products and feedstocks become valuable resources when used to develop biofuel, whereby creating new economic opportunities for our local community.