The UK is committed to producing more energy from sustainable or renewable sources in order to limit climate change. In addition the UK also has a legal obligation under the EU Landfill Directive to reduce the amount of bio-degradeable material being sent to landfill.
SARIA’s renewable energy operations form part of the SecAnim business unit and help in achieving both of these vitally important environmental goals.
SecAnim’s biomass-to-energy plants use unused or unusable food as bio-fuels in place of traditional fossil fuels such as coal. Biomass is the term applied to fuels derived from organic matter.
The use of biomass for power generation is ‘carbon-neutral’ as the carbon released during the production of the electricity is balanced by that absorbed by plants during their growth.
The use of food residues as bio-fuel for renewable power generation provides a double benefit to society; not only does it reduce the volume of waste being disposed of to landfill it also enables the generation of clean, sustainable and safe energy.
SecAnim’s renewable energy technology provides a wide range of environmental and operational benefits:
- Generation of renewable energy (the BFB combustion plants provide combined heat and power – CHP).
- The combustion technology is designed to generate renewable electricity as well as heat to satisfy local heating or industrial demand.
- Safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable disposal of high risk animal by-products (such as fallen stock and specified risk materials) and food factory residues.
- Disposal of bio-degradable liquids such as animal blood, washdown waters, effluent sludges, fish farm residues, soups and beverages; process fully compliant with the EU Animal By-Product Regulations.
- A flexible system for a wide range of organic, biodegradable materials.
- Improves local air quality through the combustion of malodorous process air.