See tabs to the left for consultation responses, facts and figures and a range of useful information for consumers and installers, non-members and members alike. Only members are able to contribute to REA consultation responses, for more information about how to join the REA, please visit the membership page.
See our various maps, below.
Biogas and compost AD Plant Map
Are you looking for somewhere to take your wastes?
AD is the ideal solution for wet, putrescible wastes such as food wastes, agricultural residues and industrial and commercial wastes comprising organic matter. Composting is a better solution for dryer wastes, and for wastes otherwise not suitable for AD.
The map below shows you various categories of biogas sites, plus PAS 100 composting sites. Where the biogas sites are operated by REA members, you can find their contact details on the Biogas Group website members directory.
If your plant is not on here, fill in this form and we shall upload it.
To view only biogas plants or compost sites, click icon immediately below, on right hand side of words "Biogas and PAS 100 compost sites..."
Key – to biogas plants (blue on the map)
PAS 110 plants are those which take particular categoreis of waste, and the digestate from these plant are regarded as no longer waste and can be used as a valuable fertiliser soil conditioner. For more information on PAS110, see the Biogas Certification Scheme
ABP plants are those licensed by the Government’s Animal and Plant Health Agency and are able to take ABP (Animal By-Products). There are 3 categories of ABP waste, and they are explained on here. Category 1 must be incinerated, whereas Category 2 and 3 material can go to certain AD plants. Scroll down for a map showing just ABP plants, which you can filter according to categories.
Biogas plants with neither of these registrations can take a wide variety of wates. The difference between these and PAS 110 plants is that the digestate is regulated differently. Contact the operator / developer for more information.
(PAS 100 is the certification scheme for compost (sites are orange on the map). More information on this can be found here.)
ABP Biogas Plant Map
To filter, according to category, click icon immediately below, on right hand side (to right of "Biogas plants licensed by ABPA....")
Do you have Animal By-Products to dispose of?
This map shows biogas plants registered to take that waste.
Some can take Category 2 material only, others can take Category 3 only, and some can take either.
For an explanation of what the categories mean, see here. In short,
Category 2 materials include; animals rejected from abattoirs due to having infectious diseases, carcasses containing residues from authorised treatments, unhatched poultry that has died in its shell, carcasses of animals killed for disease control purposes, carcasses of dead livestock, manure, digestive tract content)
Category 3 material Category 3 ABPs are classed as low risk and include materials that had been fit for human consumption plus other things including egg and hatchery by-products, hides, skins, hooves, feathers, wool, horns, and hair that had no signs of infectious disease at death and processed animal proteins (PAP) with certain exceptions.
The map has been produced from data published here.
The list does not include contact details of the plants. Please try google to find contact details, but email the REA if you are unsuccessful.
Landfill gas generating stations
This map shows landfill sites which are generating renewable electricty. Landfill gas is a form of biogas. It is produced when the organic matter in the waste decomposes. It is a mixture of carbon dioxide, methane and other trace gasses.
There are 414 sites on this map. The total generating capacity is nearly 900 MW, and over the last year landfill gas sites produced nearly 3.04TWh of green electricity. That's more than enough for a city the size of Glasgow, but not quite enough for Manchester.
The data is from Ofgem's list of accredited generating stations operating under the Renewables Obligation.
Biomethane injection facilities
The map below shows AD plants in the UK with upgrading facilities to supply biomethane to the national gas grid. The biomethane to grid (BtG) plants have been categorised in three sizes according to the following bands:
- Small <500 m3/hr
- Medium 500-700 m3/hr
- Large >700 m3/hr
If you see any inaccuracy, please email us and we will amend it.