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Biffa Anaerobic digestion site survey

Energy Division

Our energy division operates energy from waste facilities across the UK, creating sustainable energy from the processing of waste.

There are three technologies that we employ to extract energy from waste:

Landfill gas (LFG)

  • Biffa pioneered the development of landfill gas capture and power generation over 25 years ago. Landfill gas is acquired by extracting methane from landfill sites to use in energy production

Anaerobic digestion

  • Our Poplars anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is the UK's most efficient food processing plant, with a processing capacity of 120k tonnes of food waste per annum. We have an overall anaerobic digestion (AD) capacity of over 300ktpa across this division
  • Additional sites at Wanlip and West Sussex

Mechanical and biological treatment (MBT)

  • We operate two mixed waste separation plants in Leicester and West Sussex, to recover recyclable material and prepare residual waste into fuels for energy recovery

Find out more about our energy management services below: