Biological support doubles AD plant output

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The operator of a crop-fed biogas plant has seen its energy output double in just six months following an overhaul of the digester biology by anaerobic digestion expert FM BioEnergy. 

Based in Consett, Co Durham, the 1 MW Generation X plant was operating at just 40% efficiency and was suffering from biological instability. But after control of the biology was handed to FM BioEnergy, the plant was successfully recommissioned and is now operating at more than 80% efficiency. 

The company says it devised a bespoke six-month biological support programme for the plant, which involved analysing the feedstocks to determine the expected gas yields and create the optimal feeding plan. 

Photo: FM BioEnergy

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