Dry Anaerobic Digestion – introduction to the technology and case studies from UK

23 Jun 2015

Dry Anaerobic Digestion – introduction to the technology and case studies from UK


Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus, Room  6.B.14, EH11 4BN

There exists an opportunity for companies to convert their biological waste or by-products such as, food waste and garden waste into bioenergy, addressing a waste disposal problem whilst producing a source of renewable energy. Companies can gain a competitive edge by generating new revenue streams, reducing costs, meeting environmental goals and cost-effectively complying with legislation.

The Scottish Biofuel Programme in collaboration with the Organics Recycling Group hope to raise awareness of the potential use of Dry Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology as a sustainable energy option and discuss the challenges and opportunities.

Anaerobic Digestion technology can be used to manage waste and produce fuels (biogas) at a domestic and industrial level. In addition it produces digestate as a by-product of the process which can be used as a fertiliser. Anaerobic digestion technology uses a series of processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. Dry anaerobic digestion technology is used to process materials with a solids content of between 25 and 40% and is designed to work without the addition of water.

Come along to our event to hear case studies from people who are making it work for them, meet the team and network over lunch.


23 June - Edinburgh Napier University Sighthill Campus

12:30-13:15 Lunch and Registration

13:15- 13:30 Introduction to Dry Anaerobic Digestion technology; Charlie Trousdell- Charlie Trousdell Associates

13:30-13:45 Case Study- Fife Dry Anaerobic Digestion plant; Diarmid Jamieson, SLR Consulting Limited

13:45-14:00 Case Study- The Isle of Lewis, Dry Anaerobic Digestion plant; David A Macleod, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

14:00-14:45 Q&A session

14:45-15:45 Networking (tea and coffee)

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Call us on 0131 455 2217 or email us at biofuels@napier.ac.uk