SOUTHAMPTON, UK: SEaB Energy has won the prestigious UK AD & Biogas Industry Awards 2012 Best Micro AD Project (<250kWh) award for it’s game changing installation at the University of Southampton Science Park.

The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) has been established to represent all businesses involved in the anaerobic digestion and biogas industries, to help remove the barriers they face and to support its members to grow their businesses. Its principal aim is to enable and facilitate the development of a mature anaerobic digestion industry in the UK within 10 years.

Hosted by The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA), UK AD & Biogas 2012 was held on 4-5th July at the NEC, Birmingham and is the only trade show in the UK dedicated exclusively to anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas. Showcasing why AD is the missing link to achieving maximum waste and resource management, climate-smart farming and sustainable food production, this event will show not only how beneficial the integration of AD can be but how it can be most successfully achieved.

UK AD & Biogas 2012 is particularly targeted at farmers, food manufacturers/processors/retailers, local authorities and waste managers but whichever sector you are in it will be the perfect opportunity for you to come and meet us face to face and find out all the latest information about our products and lessons from customer deployments.

The University of Southampton Science Park nominated SEaB Energy for the award. The entry project summary:

The University of Southampton Science Park entered into an electricity service company relationship with SEaB to deploy the innovative MUCKBUSTER® SEaB MB400 onsite containerised anaerobic digestion solution.

The feedstock is made up from the food waste, cooking oil and spent alcoholic drinks collected from Chilworth Manor Hotel, situated within the Science Park and the green waste from the Science Park.

The MUCKBUSTER® SEaB MB400 runs a 8kW CHP un it and produces an average 46 cubic meters of biomethane per day. The MUCKBUSTER® SEaB MB400 delivers valuable electricity into the adjacent Kenneth Dibben office building, heat into a research and development organisation facility and liquid digestate onto the landscaped grounds.

In overall terms the installation offsets electricity and heat costs, reduces waste disposal costs and positions the contributing partners as collaborators enhancing resource management and sustainability. Economically, the MUCKBUSTER® SEaB MB400 has a payback within four years.

Sandra Sassow, CEO SEaB Energy said “The 2012 ADBA event showed dramatic growth in the market uptake of our micro AD product – MUCKBUSTER® We were delighted to share our expertise in chairing the conference session on Integrating AD for the Food and Drink Industry, presenting the business benefits of MUCKBUSTER® in multiple forums and meeting many key organisations at our exhibition stand.  Micro-AD is taking off and as the global market leader, we are excited about the customer response to our game-changing technology.”