Biogas & Anaerobic Digestion
Anaerobic digestion is the process by which organic material such as food waste, is broken down.
Anaerobic Digestion works with the help of microorganisms which digest the material in the absence of oxygen – in principle, a similar kind of process to a compost heat at home.
One end product of this process is biogas which is used to generate electricity and heat.
The finished gas can be burned just like its fossil fuel equivalent, but without depleting non-renewable resources within the Earth.
Only biodegradable materials are suitable for this process, including most kinds of food waste, plant waste, grass trimmings and so on.
If you are interested in having your biodegradable waste processed in this way to improve your overall environmental profile – and to reduce your exposure to landfill taxes – then you should make sure you have suitable waste containers on site to separate biodegradable content as it is generated.
To find out more about how Gaskells can help with this, and the different waste containers we supply that are a close match for your biodegradable waste output, contact us today to arrange a FREE SITE AUDIT.
We can set up new collection and disposal schedules for new customers, to ensure your bio matter is being diverted to an anaerobic digestion plant from day one.
Or for existing customers, we should be able to easily adjust your supply of bins to keep biological content separate from your general waste, and collect it for processing accordingly as part of your current schedule when your bins are emptied or taken away.