UK’s biogas association happy with Defra’s waste management proposal

February 2, 2023 |

In the UK, the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) welcomes the publication of Defra’s Environmental Improvement Plan, notably its measures to achieve cleaner air, greater biodiversity, and nature-friendly practices in farming, as well as, crucially, its plans to “maximize resources and minimize our waste.” – all aspects to which anaerobic digestion (AD) can significantly contribute.

Launching the plan, Environment Secretary Therese Coffey made a firm commitment for all households to have access to separate food waste collections by 2028 and recognized ‘anaerobic digestion is an important technology to reach our net zero goals’.

ADBA has been campaigning for some years to ensure that the 9.5m tonnes of municipal food waste produced annually in the UK are collected and treated through AD to generate biogas and biomethane for heating, electricity, and transport;  biofertilisers for farming and to improve soil health; and bioCO2 for use in the food and drink sector.

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