Turning whey into energy using AD

Our Engineers were in Aspatria, Cumbria last week overlooking the final commissioning of the £10m Anaerobic Digestion (AD) project which has been designed and built for Lake District Biogas, who will operate the AD plant for two years, taking feedstock from First Milk’s Aspatria creamery site in Cumbria.  The project, which also includes the additional elements of a CHP plant and biogas boiler, is currently going through final stages of commissioning and the process  takes the whey (the liquid remaining after milk has been curdled and strained) from the First Milk process plant to produce high quantities of biogas through the application of an AD process.

The Synergie Environ team were the clients technical advisers and project managers, responsible for the delivery  of one of the UK’s largest on-site dairy AD plants which is now generating green energy from cheese. We are currently also involved in a number of other AD projects within a variety for food and industry and whisky production sectors. Our Engineer Hanif Aryanmanesh can be seen in the photograph overlooking the holding tank of whey, feedstock for this AD plant

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