Green Generation Limited is an Irish company which has been set up to develop a farm-based Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility. It is located in a rural location in Nurney, County Kildare adjacent to a connected pig farm. The principals in Green Generation have vast experience in the successful operation of AD plants in Ireland, and across Europe.
What Is Anaerobic Digestion?
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a series of biological processes by which micro organisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen, the end product is biogas. The 4 stage AD process of hydrolysis, acidifiation, acetogenesis & methanogenesis replicates in the 4 digestive compartments in cows’ stomachs.
History of Anaerobic Digestion
AD has been applied for nearly a century in the water industry as the favoured method for the stabilisation of sewage sludge, with biogas production viewed as a bonus. There are thousands of digesters in rural China, India and Nepal where village-scale plants are important for the recycling of nutrients in farm manure and producing biogas for cooking and lighting.