PLANET BIOGAS GROUP

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) as a renewable power source for the Lime Industry

The lime production and supply company Singleton Birch Ltd. is the owner and operator of the Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility Melton Ross in North Lincolnshire (UK). The facility was established in 2014 with the goal of fulfilling one of the company’s general business strategies. This particular strategy being the consistent reduction of energy costs and the investment in gas and electricity projects.

Being one of the biggest European lime works operating four lime kilns, two hydrators and multiple mills and crushers with an annual natural gas ­usage equating to £ 6 m and annual electricity costs of £ 2.5 m, the decision to build an AD plant was made in 2013. “Quarrying is a hugely energy intensive sector. We spend on average £10 m a year on energy. In order to reduce these costs and limit our environmental impact, we considered various options for generating our own energy. However, we were looking for something we could control, and given our location in a largely agricultural area, using...

Related articles:

Issue 2020-1-2 PLANET BIOGASTECHNIK GMBH

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) for the lime industry 2.0 – the success story continues

The UK-based lime company Singleton Birch Ltd. commissioned its first biogas plant in 2014, now operating three plants with a total electrical capacity of 3 MW. “The three AD plants that Birch Energy...

more
Issue 2016-12 INTERNATIONAL LIME ASSOCIATION GENERAL ASSEMBLY, WASHINGTON DC/USA

Global lime industry meets to share experience

From 12.10.-14.10.2016, around 150 delegates from 25 countries and 18 exhibitors met in Washington DC for the General Assembly of the International Lime Association (ILA). The event kicked off with...

more
Issue 2022-5

Lime plants to foster green electricity …

Let’s give honour to a hidden champion of our “Cement Lime Gypsum” community: The global production of lime is many times smaller than that of “big brother” cement, however, lime is undoubtedly...

more

2.419 cent gas surcharge burdens energy-intensive industries

On August 15, the gas levy was set at 2.419 cents per kilowatt hour, resulting in additional burdens for households and companies from October – so far without relief from the government for the...

more
Issue 2013-06

Waste heat recovery in a lime plant

A new waste heat to power project, on target for completion this September, will see Heatcatcher Ltd, a technology integration company based at the Sussex Innovation Centre, install their innovative...

more