Cutting-edge AD centre opens

A new-cutting edge AD development centre (ADDC) is launched today in North Yorkshire by Ian Swales, MP for Redcar.

The centre has been set up by The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a national technology innovation centre, which has designed and established national technology centres in printable electronics and processing.

The new ADDC is the first of its type in the UK. It is an open access facility where companies can test and develop novel feedstock and technology combinations.

The centre aims to provide a UK base to advance and develop new commercially viable processes and intellectual property in AD technology.

CPI has received investment from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Low Carbon Investment Fund (LCIF).

CPI director of sustainable processing and advanced manufacturing, Dr Chris Dowle, said: “The ADDC will offer the facilities and expertise to provide advice, guidance, trials and new technologies, which will accelerate the development and application of installations turning waste into energy, and other valuable products, naturally.”

The ADDC will work on ways to reduce the size and cost of AD centres. Technical work will be carried out to develop pre and post treatment technologies.

It will enable the testing and refining of technology before investing large sums of money on new facilities and produce feasibility studies.

Alison Brown

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