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Bridge & York Capital Partners (“BYCP”) has been supplying funding to the AD industry since 2010 across both small farm and agriculture AD through to large commercial foodwaste installations and including evolutionary technological add-ons such as de-watering of digestate and capture of waste CO2. Our portfolio of funded plants has all attained successful outcomes and consists of sites right across the UK including Northern Ireland plus installations in the Irish Republic.

Before we embarked on funding we committed extensive time to research all the metrics (visiting live plants and manufacturers across Europe), and so we understand the metrics and levers in projects better than most. We also have extensive connections to “real” industry experts who work with us.

Whether you have a working project to refinance out of equity, or require further investment to improve outputs, or an AD growth proposition, please contact:  Warren Daley on 07703 193750

What is anaerobic digestion?

Anaerobic digestion (AD) processes plant materials (biomass) into gas for heating and power. The gas is called methane or biogas. It is produced by bacteria, which digest biomass and produce methane as a by-product. Biomass includes anything that is plant-derived: municipal solid waste, manure, crop residues, compost, food waste, paper and waste water. Crops can be grown specifically for use in AD, as a supplementary feedstock or a stabilising material.

What are the benefits of AD?

It turns waste into a resource. Instead of sending waste to landfill, we can use it to produce energy and fertiliser. It produces fuel, Biogas can be used instead of fossil fuels. Fertilisers are made from fossil fuels, the digestate from this can replace some synthetic fertilisers. It reduces our carbon footprint. The methane produced during AD is burned as fuel, and therefore releases CO2 into the atmosphere. Because it comes from biomass, this does not contribute to climate change. However, if the same waste was left to degrade in a landfill breitling replica site, the methane produced could escape into the atmosphere: methane has a global warming potential 23 times larger than that of CO2. Therefore, harvesting and using methane from biomass can help to prevent climate change.

Modern biocomplex. Renewable energy from biomass. Innovative biogas plant. From a drone.
Piping on a biogas plant