Anaerobic Digestion for Biogas Production with J & J Carter and Bioplex

As energy costs continue to rise, facilities and farms are looking to alternative fuel sources - like biogas -  to help offset the costs of traditional energy sources.

J & J Carter, in partnership with Bioplex, have created a new generation of anaerobic digesters for smaller, family-sized farms and facilities. This innovative system enables farms and facilities to be sustainable, whilst reducing costs and minimising their environmental impact. It’s truly a win-win! 

What is Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas? 

Anaerobic digestion is a series of biological processes in which microorganisms break down biodegradable materials in the absence of oxygen. One of the end products is biogas, which is combusted to generate electricity and heat, or can be processed into renewable natural gas and transportation fuels. Anaerobic digestion converts livestock manure, municipal wastewater solids, food waste, and other organic waste streams into biogas -  24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Separated digested solids can be composted, utilised for dairy bedding, directly applied to cropland or converted to other products. Nutrients in the liquid stream are used in agriculture as fertilizer.

Benefits of Installing an Anaerobic Digester:

  • Eco-friendly and sustainable energy source
  • Reduces soil and water pollution
  • Generation of organic fertiliser
  • Diversifies farm income and boosts rural economy
  • Simple, low-cost technology encouraging a circular economy
  • Capture and use of methane, a greenhouse gas with more than 20 times greater impact than CO2

Features of an Anaerobic Digestion System:

  • Can be run off grid, ideal for remote locations
  • Nominal power output of 30kW, can be upgraded to 50kW
  • PVC membrane cover for absolute odour containment
  • Weatherproof external membrane can withstand external loading of wind, rain and snow, typical of the UK
  • Low capital and installation costs
  • Fast and easy installation

Maintenance and Cleaning of Existing Anaerobic Digestion Systems

The build-up of debris and grit can negatively impact the operation of digesters, reducing biogas yield. Once this build-up occurs, it is imperative to perform a thorough clean of the digester tank. It’s essential to contract trained and experienced personnel who can quickly and safely remove all organic and inorganic materials that interfere with the overall operation. 

No matter how advanced your digester is, it will eventually need to be cleaned. We recommend a thorough cleaning of your digester every 3 to 6 years. During the cleaning process, it is also important to inspect the digester system and take steps to ensure everything is working properly.

Contact J & J Carter Today…

J & J Carter and Bioplex offer a one-stop complete solution, working together from design, fabrication, manufacturing, to installation and maintenance. If you would like more information on how an anaerobic digester system can benefit your farm or facility, please contact our expert team today.