York hails pioneering £1.2 million AD Centre of Excellence
12 Aug 2021
York University and Yorkshire Water are establishing a Centre of Excellence for anaerobic digestion research at the University and Yorkshire Water’s Naburn site in a £1.2m project.
Yorkshire Water has provideded £0.6 million to the project, which will also strengthen the University's bio/circular economy research portfolio, contributing to the regional aspiration to become carbon neutral.
Yorkshire Water head of bioresources Tom Hall said: “Anaerobic digestion facilities are vital to the way we treat our sewage sludge both now and into the future.
“We currently treat around 145,000 dry tonnes of sewage sludge each year and this is likely to increase to around 180,000 dry tonnes by 2035 given population growth in our region and new regulations linked to phosphorus removal."