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Ekogea UK Director wins Global Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Industry Award

Ekogea UK is delighted to have won the prestigious global Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Industry Award for the Best Biogas Plant below 1MWe. The Award recognises the success of Ekogea UK Director, Philip Hughes, and his Biogas Plant at Hendwr Farm, Corwen, north Wales.

[aoa id=”1″]The crème de la crème in the anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas industry gathered at the AD & Biogas Industry Awards Ceremony 2019 in Birmingham on Wednesday (3 July) to celebrate organisations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to innovation and excellence in support of this game-changing sector over the past year.[/aoa]

Philip Hughes said, “I am absolutely delighted that our pioneering biogas plant has won this prestigious global industry award. We believe the work we are doing in AD, animal health and a number of other important applications is having a transformational impact environmentally, whilst improving farm AD income, and the health and wellbeing of animals.”

Jointly organised by the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA) the 2019 Awards recognised companies and individuals from around the world across 14 categories. Philip Hughes was given his Award by the Awards Ceremony host, Andy Pag, BBC reporter and eco-adventurer.

The biogas plant at Hendwr Farm has been in operation since 2017 and is currently producing over 1.5 times (150%) daily digester biogas production rate compared to a typical farm biogas plant.

The plant is pioneering because the digester has been dosed with Ekogea’s BioComplex additive containing polyuronic acid to create biological stability and oligosaccharides to feed the bacteria within the AD plant providing enhanced biogas output. The gas output is further enhanced with the pre-treatment micronisation of the AD feedstock reducing the particle size for faster, more complete digestion.

Anaerobic Digestion is just one part of Ekogea UK’s business, which also has an office at Hendwr Farm aswell as Ivybridge in Devon. Ten million broilers are estimated to have benefited from Ekogea’s BioComplex (BCxF) since it was introduced at the end of last year.