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Sheppey, UK, anaerobic digestion plant transformed in eight weeks

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Transforming an underperforming anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and increasing production by 30% within eight weeks is all down to experience, according to Eco Verde Energy’s (EVE) operations director, Chris Brown.
Lying just off the Kent coast in South East England, the Isle of Sheppey is a 36 square-mile island renowned for seaside holidays, blue-flag beaches, fossils and nature reserves. The Sheppey Energy Limited anaerobic digestion (AD) plant was completed on the island in late 2019, boosting the island’s capacity for green energy production.
The plant generates 37,843MWh via combined heat and power (CHP) and 450 cubic metres of biomethane per hour from energy crops and plant waste. The plant offers a circular energy solution, powering more than 3,000 homes in the community using crops from an adjacent farm and waste sourced from fruit growers,...

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