Senior Consultant Ann Ballinger is in Manchester today presenting the findings of Eunomia’s research into the costs and benefits of different options for applying digestate produced by the anaerobic digestion of food waste to agricultural land in Wales.
Ann, along with Matt Smyth of Aqua Enviro, who worked with Eunomia on the study, will be presenting the findings at the 19th European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference. Ann will explain the conclusions reached regarding the potential for financial cost savings to be achieved through dewatering the digestate under certain circumstances. Such techniques can provide financial savings to plant operators:
- provided the digestate liquor is subsequently treated using biological oxidation;
- if the whole digestate would otherwise need to be transported significant distances; or
- where the feedstock is diluted down to 10% dry solids during the digestion process.
The conference will include presentations by speakers from Thames Water, Anglian Water, ADAS, Veolia, the University of Arizona, and Cranfield University amongst many others. Further details on the event, including the conference programme are available here.