Biogas - Institution supported communities (Potential models of…
Biogas - Institution supported communities
Campbell Community Ballytobin Ireland - heat and some electricity for community training/education related buildings via district heat system and CHP from 'Genesis' biogas project - food and farm slurry. Visited
Bethlehem Abbey Monastery digester Portglenone, the first anaerobic digester in Northern Ireland, which won a string of awards. Was a long running community biogas system - run by and for the community. Info. about this via other contacts. Not sure if this is still running.
Potential models of Institutional biogas supporting communities in Lincolnshire Yorkshire
Response from one institution- but this used biomass. Ampleforth Abbey School suggested in Yorkshire - contacted - no response
No response to date
Army (Royal Engineers)
Response - but external contractors run barracks. Poss. lots of red tape.
Prisons mainly in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire with areas of land for horticulture and agriculture and interesting
Much interest shown particularly following info. sent about micro biogas system at HMP Guys Marsh
Interest shown to find out more. Open to ideas that fit into developing business plan for the use of the farm land
Meeting planned with Business development managers HMP Lindholme and Humber
Depending on outcomes of meetings - there is a possibiliy the ideas could be applied to prisons in other areas. There is interest in training, food production and the circular economy - and this could include biogas as a form of waste treatment
HMP North Sea Camp
Initial interest shown
HMP Loudham Hall (near Southwell)
No response so far
Discovery after exploration started of potential biogas - micro biogas system set up at HMP Guys Marsh in Hampshire about ten years ago. System was a Bioplex dry biodigester - digestate relatively dry and capable of composting. Benefits - linked to Horticultural education and training was a factor in reducing re-offending. Also reduced imported compost bills for prison for prison growing systems. In addition reduced costs of organic waste disposal. This was higher because extra security had to be taken for disposal to prevent prisoners escaping.