AD sector doubles in 2016 as Ecotricity targets fracking sites for new green gas plants
Britain now has almost 90 plants injecting green biomethane into the gas grid - nearly double the number in operation this time last year, according to a new report.
DECC launches consultation proposals to slash biogas subsidies
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has delivered another blow to the UK's clean energy industry, after proposing to completely cut Feed-in Tariff (FiT) schemes for large anaerobic digestion (AD) site and "severely" reduce subsidies for small and medium scale plants.
M&S turns to biogas for renewable revolution
Marks & Spencer (M&S) has agreed a landmark deal with a major biogas plant operator for the purchase of biomethane certificates which will reduce the retailer's carbon footprint by more than 6,400 tonnes.
Unilever achieves carbon-neutrality at 5 UK sites following green gas deal
Just over a year on from announcing its pioneering pledge to become a carbon-positive business by 2030, Unilever has signed a contract to use biomethane to power five of its sites across the UK and Ireland.
edie explains: Water retail competition
This edie explains: Water retail competition guide provides an in-depth summary of the government-led strategy which will allow all non- domestic water users to switch suppliers of water retail services.
Yorkshire Water cuts carbon by 4% in 3 years
Yorkshire Water has reduced its carbon emissions by 4.3% in the past three years.
Could anaerobic digestion combat drug-resistant 'superbugs'?
UK malt suppliers and producers Muntons has revealed that by-products formed at its anaerobic digestion (AD) plants could eventually be used to combat drug-resistant "superbugs" such as E. coli.
Rio 2016 Olympics: How sustainable is the greatest show on Earth?
It was dubbed a "green games for a blue planet" during the bidding process, but the event has since become shrouded in controversy, with venues contaminated with waste, waters infected with superbugs, and the host city's air quality remaining at deadly levels. So, just how 'sustainable' is the Rio 2016 Olympics?
VIDEO: Inside Göss - the world's first major carbon-neutral brewery
Fancy a beer with a net-zero carbon footprint? Join edie editor Luke Nicholls high up in the Austrian mountains for a behind-the-scenes video tour of the first large-scale carbon-neutral brewery in the world.
Apple quietly forms new energy company to sell excess renewable electricity
In a bid to stabilise its ongoing commitment to sourcing renewable energy, tech giant Apple has quietly formed its own energy subsidiary which could see the company sell excess electricity to end-users across the US.
UK's largest on-site dairy AD plant to generate green energy from Cumbrian cheese
One of the UK's largest cheese creameries, First Milk, has announced the completion of a giant on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) plant which is feeding bio-methane to the national gas grid.
World's first bio plant for untreated waste set for Cheshire
The world's first biogas plant that can handle unsorted and untreated household waste will be built in Northwich in Cheshire, offshore wind power and oil and gas exploration company DONG energy has announced today (22 February).
Sainsbury's and Wyke Farms form green gas partnership
Two sustainable behemoths have formed a partnership which will see renowned cheese producers Wyke Farms generate green biogas to be used by Sainsbury's stores.
Bristol set for fleet of poo-powered buses
The city of Bristol could soon be home to a fleet of a 130 'poo-powered' buses after a successful pilot project earlier this year.
Poo power: Human waste could heat 138 million households
Safely obtained biogas from human waste could generate electricity to power all of the households in in Indonesia, Brazil, and Ethiopia combined, if researchers can harness the correct innovative technologies.
Scotland set for AD boom
Scotland's anaerobic digestion (AD) industry could double in size within the next two years after new figures revealed that farming biogas in the country grew by more than two thirds last year.
Green jobs boost for Wales with clean energy hub
Plans to build a Centre of Renewable Energy Excellence in Pembrokeshire have been unveiled in Wales, in a bid to make the area an international standard-bearing for green energy.
UK's AD capacity now greater than a nuclear power station
The UK's anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has surpassed the 500MW capacity milestone, with 411 plants across the farming, waste and water sectors.
'Grass to gas' AD plant planned for Hampshire college
Sparsholt College has teamed up with energy supplier Ecotricity to build a Green Gas Mill which will convert locally-harvested grass into carbon-neutral biomethane.
Diageo whiskey factory turns waste into renewable heat
Global drinks firm Diageo will generate 2 million cubic metres of biogas a year from its whiskey factory in Scotland thanks to a new anaerobic digestion plant.
Diageo saves almost 3 billion litres of water
Diageo has improved its water efficiency by more than 10% in the past year, according to the drinks giant's latest sustainability report.
Farming biogas leads 40% increase in sector electricity generation
Growth in the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) sector has seen electricity generation from bioenergy surge by 40% from 2013-14, according to figures from the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA).
Runaway maize? AD sector fends off criticism over damage to land
The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has hit back at criticism from the Soil Association which claims that soil destruction caused by biofuel production is threatening the UK's food security.
Lamborghini shifts green credentials into top gear with carbon neutrality
Supercar maker Lamborghini has achieved carbon neutral certification for its headquarters and factory in Italy.
Construction milestone for UK's largest on-site dairy AD plant
First Milk, one of the UK's largest cheese creameries, has announced the completion of the first phase of construction of a bio-energy plant at its dairy factory in Cumbria.
Labour manifesto: Red Ed goes green with energy policy
Labour released its election manifesto on Monday, reaffirming bold pledges on climate change and decarbonising the UK energy supply, but a conspicuous lack of waste-related policy.
Coca-Cola bottler slashes 1.1m cubic metres from water usage
The second largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world has released its sustainability report revealing notable gains in water-efficiency, energy use and recycling.
Bioeconomy ready to boom, says Government report
The UK bioeconomy could be worth £100bn a year with Government support, claimed a new report from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
Sustainability Services for Laboratories
The UK is a world leader in setting legally binding emission targets. Back in 2008, we were the first country worldwide to set our emission targets. Since then, VWR has been developing a diverse range of unique services to help our customers reduce their laboratory running costs.
Tamar Energy secures industry-first loan to support 'next wave' of AD plants
Confidence in the anaerobic digestion (AD) market has been reaffirmed with a 'first-of-its-kind' £32m investment from RBS to support the UK's leading AD plant operator.
The next five years: AD and food waste policy
Food waste policy will shape the future of the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry because 60% of the industry's potential comes from food waste, argues ADBA chief executive Charlotte Morton. Here, she unpicks this issue.
AD will help keep the UK's lights on, says Huhne
Anaerobic digestion (AD) will help the UK to keep its lights on and provide energy security because it has the ability to supply power that can be easily switched on and off, according to former energy secretary Chris Huhne.
Circular Economy Snapshot: SME
Unlock the potential of the circular economy for your business. The edie Circular Economy Snapshots offer businesses of all sizes an outline of the specific opportunities, challenges and tools needed in order to deliver the benefits of a more circular business model.
Edie explains: Feed-in Tariffs
In this week's 'edie explains' we take a look at the renewables subsidy Feed in Tariffs (FiTs). Although the small-scale focus of the scheme means it's very popular for domestic buildings, it can also benefit many SMEs.
Harnessing energy from human waste 'shouldn't be poo-pooed'
Power from human waste is 'the ultimate in green energy' that would cut the UK's dependence on fossil fuels and dramatically reduce CO2 emissions.
Yorkshire Water opens its first self-powered sewage works
Today (3 October), a grand opening will mark the completion of a £34m project enabling Yorkshire Water's sewage treatment site in Bradford to run entirely on sludge-generated biogas.
Solar-powered beer: Heineken unveils UK's largest green brewery
Heineken has taken its sustainability strategy to the next level by becoming the first major brewer in the UK to implement a large-scale solar panel installation on the roof of one of its flagship production sites in North Yorkshire.
Biomethane supply 'needs urgent Government intervention'
Biomethane industry executives have called for urgent Government intervention to boost supply of the renewable natural gas, which can be used by businesses as a transport fuel.
edie Live Exhibitor Spotlight: A-Consult
With only ONE WEEK to go before edie Live at the NEC on 23-24 May we get up close and personal with some of our exhibitors to find out what visitors can expect to see at the show, what's new and how they can help in the drive towards sustainability targets.
Six renewable energy targets set for next UK Government
The renewable energy industry has united to launch a series of 'key tests' for the UK political parties ahead of the next General Election.
Top tips to achieve supply chain sustainability
You’re only as strong as your weakest link. For sustainability professionals, supply chains can be highly complex and full of links that must be closely managed and supported to help achieve overarching corporate social responsibility standards.
Veolia and Southern Water turn to sewage to boost renewables generation
Southern Water has moved to reduce its carbon footprint by converting sewage into renewable energy, after waste specialists Veolia installed new combined heat and power (CHP) engines at treatment facilities in Hampshire and Kent.