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UK AD & Biogas Industry Award Winners 2013

Posted By Lucy Searle | August 01 2013 | Tagged: ,

UK AD and Biogas Award Winners

In July this year, Zebec Energy rounded off a highly successful exhibition at the ADBA Conference in Birmingham by winning the category for ‘Making the Most of Digestate’ at the UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2013.

The annual award ceremony recognises innovation and achievement across the AD sector, helping to raise the profile of the industry. Zebec’s novel implementation of cutting-edge evaporation technology at SSE’s Barkip AD plant near Beith, along with Zebec’s sustainable digestate management plan secured our victory over some stiff competition.

The Barkip plant utilises 2MW of CHP heat to power an HRS Unicus two-effect scrape surface evaporator, reducing the volume of liquid-fraction digestate by 70%. This process produces 20,000 tonnes of double-concentrate digestate to be exported to farmland; and 40,000 of clean, condensed evaporate to be discharged to sewer. This year’s spring marketing campaign aimed at local farmers recycled more than 17,000 tonnes of digestate to surrounding farms - easily Scotland’s largest PAS110 digestate recycling project.

Key savings:

  • 1481 road tanker movements
  • 44, 430 transport miles
  • 26,927 litres of diesel
  • 300 tonnes of ammonium fertiliser
  • 90 tonnes of carbon


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