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AD plant construction progress

Up, up and away for Local Generation’s AD plant

Written on February 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm, by

It’s an important milestone for any young anaerobic digestion (AD) plant; commissioning involves a series of thorough tests to ensure that the plant – and the team that runs it – are both working to the highest standards of efficiency and safety. (Read more)

It all boils down to energy…

Written on February 7, 2012 at 5:49 pm, by

Planning, building and testing – it’s a very busy time for the teams here at Local Generation as our first anaerobic digestion (AD) plant takes shape in March, deep in the Cambridgeshire countryside.  Yet the process the plant is designed to host is simple, and the end product is a natural wonder. After waste food

Local Generation’s big biogas bag

Written on November 29, 2011 at 10:33 am, by

The latest landmark to be put in place at Local Generation’s anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in March, Cambs, is the impressive biogas dome. Made from the same sturdy stuff that’s used to float lifeboats in stormy seas, the container is designed to store almost 4000 cubic metres of biogas. Around 60% methane and 40% CO2,

AD Plant gets the thumbs up to be greener

Written on November 16, 2011 at 11:33 am, by

Reducing local landfill by 30,000 tonnes a year was a goal worth pursuing.  But now our anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Westry, March, has been granted planning permission to up its capacity to an impressive 70,000 tonnes, to be phased in over the next few years. That’s 70,000 tonnes a year that won’t go into

Green team gets planting

Written on October 11, 2011 at 11:51 am, by

It was a nine-to-five day with a difference last month when the Local Generation team swapped computer screens for gardening gloves.  That’s how long it took ten teammates to put in 8,000 green and glossy sedum plants around two-thirds of the bund (the two-metre high clay and soil barrier around the plant’s tanks).  There’s not

Keeping liquids in their place

Written on September 29, 2011 at 9:18 am, by

The latest addition to Local Generation’s anaerobic digestion plant site in March is the bunding. What is it and why is it a good thing? Next time you drive past a large container tank set back from the road, look out for a protective barrier built right round it, with gently sloping sides, made of

Building with a fresh perspective

Written on July 6, 2011 at 8:00 am, by

Construction work on our first AD plant in March, Cambs, is moving ahead. The digestion tank is nearing completion, awaiting its first 4000 cubic metres of food and non-food digestibles. The next bits of the building jigsaw are designed to purify the water and freshen the air… The grandly named Process Aeration Filtration tank actually

Great growing conditions…

Written on May 4, 2011 at 2:42 pm, by

The recent spell of fine weather has provided great growing conditions for more than one kind of plant! Work on Local Generation’s first anaerobic digestion (AD) plant is rapidly progressing and is on schedule for commissioning later this year. Our photographers were there to capture some of the latest construction highlights: The pasteurisation tanks are