NEWS!! 3rd March 2014 Amey Cespa Milton Keynes Project Notice to Proceed : AmeyCespa has signed a contract with Milton Keynes Council to design, build and operate a waste treatment facility which will handle up to 120,000 tonnes of residual waste every year and this has now been given the full instruction to proceed. Jones Celtic BioEnergy is to provide the dry fermentation section of the building that will process 30,000 tonnes per year of organic fines material generated by the mechanical plant at the site. The balance of material will be processed by the on-site gasification plant. The AD facility includes a reception bunker that MSW fines are discharged into. From here the fines are transferred by loading shovel into nine dry fermentation chambers. Post-digestion, the material will be transferred to the composting hall where it is composting to dry the material. The output is then screened prior to pasteurisation in a proprietary tunnel composting system with the final compost product being stored in a building prior to transfer off-site for beneficial use.

Processing Equipment includes Fully enclosed fermentation hall with 9 Bioferm fermenters.The digestate will be post-composted and pasteurised prior to storage and use as a land remediation material

Composting Process and Residence TimeAerated static piles and Pasteurization Tunnels;

Annual feedstock - Organic fraction of MSW / Annual capacity of 30,000 TPA (1,000 kWel);

Status - Design significantly progressed.


NEWS!! 28th February 2014 Fife Lochhead AD Facility Takeover [ Press Release Sheet : click here ] : Commissioned by Fife council and built on the old landfill site in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. Feedstock is a mixture of food and green waste. The feedstocks are delivered to the enclosed reception building and tipped into the reception pit, These materials are loaded into the 14 fermenters where it is digested for periods of 28 days, with an average hydraulic retention time of 40 days. The biogas is collected in the head space of the fermenters and stored in a gas bag prior to feeding a battery of CHP engines. The electricity will be exported to the electrical grid with the renewable heat being used in a district heating system servicing Dunfermline. The solid digestate is transferred to aerated bays for conditioning prior to ABPR pasteurisation in tunnels. The plant produces a marketable compost.

Fully enclosed fermentation hall with 14 Bioferm fermenters plus Aerated static piles and pasteurization tunnels . The digestate will be post-composted and pasteurised prior to storage and distribution.

Annual feedstock of Co-mingled food and green waste to a capacity of 43,000 TPA (1,300 kWel).

NEWS!! 30th July 2013 Construction under way at the BDR mechanical biological treatment plant in Rotherham

Construction of a dry AD MBT plant for municipal solid waste commenced in September 2013. Through a partnership between three councils in Yorkshire (Barnsely, Doncaster & Rotherham) the 250,000 tonnes/annum facility will accept black bin MSW. This will be initially processed through its Ecodeco Intelligent Transfer Station. The high calorific output will be dispatched to the Scottish and Southern energy recovery facility while the organic fines will be subjected to full biological stabilization involving a combination of dry AD followed in-vessel composting. 
Celtic Bioenergy as part of the Jones Celtic Bioenergy joint venture has been contracted to design and build an onsite dry fermentation anaerobic digestion to process the 20,000 tonnes/ year of organic fines derived from the incoming waste and consists of eight Dry Fermentation Chambers, six Compartmentalized aerated static Pile Composting Bays and two Flow-through Pasteurization Tunnels. The plant will dramatically reduce the waste going to landfill while producing biogas for heat and power and a compost like output for beneficial use off site.