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 operation of ADs as they currently successfully manage 2 efficient AD plants in Germany.
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.