News Category: Environmental

The Advantages of External Digester Heating
June 8, 2022 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a well-established technique for the production of renewable energy (biogas) and the management of organic wastes such as sewage sludge, manures and crop wastes. However, many digester designs still incorporate heating elements within the tank itself (or in the floor or the walls), an outdated design which causes a number of…

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Upgrading AD Plants to Improve Performance
May 24, 2022 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

There are more than 650 operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, with a further 270 in development¹. However, a number of these plants have failed to perform in line with original predictions, leaving some operators and investors frustrated and disillusioned. Despite this, the number of active investors, including companies taking on under-performing and…

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EBA Highlights the Importance of Digestate
May 19, 2022 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

HRS Heat Exchangers has welcomed the recent publication of two recent papers by the European Biogas Association (EBA) which highlight the importance of digestate in the overall sustainability profile of anaerobic digestion and biogas energy. HRS has long argued that if biogas energy is to fulfil its potential, then the benefits of using digestate as…

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Now is the Time to Maximise Biogas
May 17, 2022 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece - Trade Show News

The current world political situation has highlighted the need to reduce our reliance on imported natural gas, and the key role that anaerobic digestion and biogas can play in these ambitions, as well as the importance of domestically produced organic biofertiliser in maintaining food production. On stand C107 at the World Biogas Expo 2022 in…

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Energy Security Strategy Overlooks Biogas
April 26, 2022 Categories: Environmental - Opinion Piece

Given the long wait for the Government’s latest British Energy Security Strategy, which was published on 7 April, it is disappointing in both its level of detail and the lack of acknowledgement of the role of biogas, biomethane and green hydrogen in decarbonising and securing the UK’s domestic energy supply. Although gas is a key…

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Reducing DOWNTIME with heat exchangers
March 22, 2022 Categories: Environmental - Food - Industrial - Opinion Piece - Pharmaceutical

The concept of Lean production, as developed by Japanese motor manufacturers such as Toyota, is now well established across a range of industries. According to the theory of lean manufacturing, anything which does not increase value should be considered as waste or futile effort – known as ‘Muda’ in Japanese. Within this concept, eight different…

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