Introduction of straw briquettes in AD plant considerably increases biogas production


Biogas production is rapidly increasing worldwide, and the UK is no exception to this. Historically the biogas has been used for production of heat, electricity, in transport or finally upgraded and delivered to the natural gas grid. The latter is the end purpose for Kinetic Biofuel customer Farm Renewables on The Isle of Sheppey. Introducing straw briquettes into the reactor has provided for nearly 50% of the total biogas output.

The plant (pictured right), operated by Farm Renewables CEO Malclom McAlister, is designed for the production of 500m3 methane per hour onto the

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