Amur’s award winning Yorkshire AD plant
Amur has announced that its Yorkshire anaerobic digestion facility has been awarded the PAS110 standard for digestate.
Amur state that winning the award will help to bring external recognition to the company’s consistency and robust procedures, as well as classifying the digestate produced as a quality product rather than a waste.
The company’s operations manager, Charlie Thompson said, “Meeting the requirements of the standard demonstrates that we are committed to following best practice procedures and producing quality outputs. As well as opening up new markets for our digestate, it also guarantees that our specially-blended food waste soup is a suitable feedstock for other PAS110-accredited plants.”
PAS110 is a precise quality framework that has been administered by the Biofertiliser Association and accredited by the British Standards Institute. It restricts AD plants from taking in certain types of waste and requires operators to test outputs at regular intervals. Auditors expect plant operators to test feedstocks, monitor areas such as retention time and the health of the digestor, and to take some samples of digestate.
Thompson continued, “We are already working to many of the PAS110 standards, such as monitoring digestate and taking monthly samples. Once we started the process, we ensured that all staff and contractors were trained and understood the importance of adhering PAS110 procedures.”