Improving operations at AD facilities (Warwickshire)

Chesford Grange Hotel , Kenilworth, CV8 2LD, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Thursday, 14 March, 2013 - 09:30 - 16:30

'Improving operations at AD facilities' is a one day training course covering a range of topics to
help AD operators optimise their process, tackle process problems and manage stable, efficient AD facilities.  The worked examples will guide operators through critical metrics, which can be used to optimise digester performance.

Cost:  £25 +VAT.  Lunch and refreshments provided

To register your place, please email including your full name, company name, address and email address. Once registered you'll be sent joining instructions nearer the time.

This WRAP course will cover a range of topics for AD operators to equip them with the knowledge and skills to be able to successfully mitigate and tackle issues that may arise when operating AD facilities. It will also teach them how to design and optimise their process for efficient and stable operation, maximising gas yield, achieving long term process viability and high quality digestate output.

The worked examples will guide operators through critical metrics, which can be used to optimise digester performance.  Each delegate will have the opportunity to undertake calculations for their own site and be able to benchmark their current operation against the industry norm.  There will also be the opportunity to discuss with course speakers one to one.

This course will be of particular relevance to those AD operators producing or looking to produce quality digestate products (ideally to PAS 110), as it will cover AD processes accepting source-segregated (waste) feedstocks as well as non-waste feedstocks (such as purpose-grown crops).


  • Matthew Smyth, Aqua Enviro
  • Nigel Horan, Aqua Enviro
  • Lee Best, WRAP

Agenda (Content may change)

9.00 - 9.30      Registration and Coffee

9.30 - 9.40      Welcome and introduction to the aims of the day

9.40 - 10.20    The fundamentals of Anaerobic Digestion

10.20 - 11.00  The feedstock

11.00 - 11.20  Group work 1

11.20 - 11.40  Short break

11.40 - 12.20  Optimising Digester Performance and PAS 110 compliance

12.20 - 12.40  Group Discussion 1

12.40 - 13.40  Lunch

13.40 - 14.20  Optimising Digester performance

14.20 - 14.40  Group work 2

14.40 - 15.00  Common process problems and how they can be overcome

15.00 - 15.20  Group Discussion 2

15.20 - 15.40   Short break

15.40 - 16.20  Keeping the facility operating

16.20  Course summary, general discussion and close

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