A KEY guidance document for the development and operation of UK anaerobic digestion plants has been revised and reissued by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association.

The guide covers key topics of relevance to AD operators, including feedstocks, producing and using biogas and biomethane, digestate, planning, regulation, funding and insurance, training, and health and safety.

Over 50 contributors, a team of reviewers, and external stakeholders fed in their expertise and knowledge to update the guide, with the latest regulatory, policy and technological developments in the AD sector.

ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton welcomed the second edition: “This is a vital industry guide produced by the AD industry for the AD industry that provides both new and existing developers all the information required to enable them to make sound technical, commercial and legal choices in relation to developing a new AD facility. Whether you have a basic understanding or in-depth technical knowledge of the AD industry, this handbook is designed as a hands-on guide to help you with every stage of your project.

“The guide promotes good practice and ultimately aids in the delivery of successful AD projects, building on this mature, thriving industry that contributes so much in terms of decarbonisation, energy and food security, and restoring the UK’s soils."