Clearfleau, which provides on-site treatment solutions for the food and beverage sector, has commissioned a new AD (anaerobic digestion) power plant at a dairy farm which now feed bio-methane into the gas grid. By feeding the bio-methane into the gas grid, the facility will produce over £3 million a year in cost savings and revenue, while supplying up to 25% of the Cumbrian creamery’s energy requirements. The plant has been designed and built for Lake District Biogas, which will operate the site for 20 years taking feedstock from First Milk’s Aspatria creamery site. This comprises low-strength wash waters such as process rinses, supplemented by whey permeate (cheese production residue after protein extraction for use in energy supplements). This is pumped to the AD plant from the creamery.
Scottish Energy News 6th April 2016 read more »