Amur is the Anaerobic Digestion division of AB Agri, an Associated British Foods business. The Amur business is focused on renewable energy, getting more from less, and encouraging AD Operators to reduce their dependency on crop fed- AD’s, looking instead at alternatives from the food and drink industry- removing a waste problem which currently goes to landfill.
History of Amur
2012 – We started to realise the impact that anaerobic digestion was having on the feed industry, so decided to look into it in more depth. We wanted to fully understand it and lead the industry, improving it for the better. After extensive research by our industry experts, we decided to build our own AD plant.
2013 – We found land, negotiated contracts and spent two years making sure we were prepared to do it properly.
2015 – We started the build.
2016 – In March we got our first ‘burp’ locking in the tariff confirming it worked.
In July at the ADBA exhibition, we officially launched as Amur.
October then saw the plant build complete.
2018 – We opened our lab at York university and began conducting our Bullet BMP analysis.
About AB Agri
AB Agri manufactures animal feed, nutrition- and technology-based products and offers data services for the agri-food industry. It operates all along the food industry supply chain. It produces and supplies compound animal feed, feed enzymes, specialised feed ingredients and a range of value-added services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors and retailers.
AB Agri began in 1989 as a single product business marketing 750,000 tonnes of ‘Trident Sugar Beet Feed’ – the co-product generated from the production of sugar at British Sugar’s various UK plants. The business rapidly expanded through acquisition, technological expertise, nutritional innovation and market development. AB Agri is now supplying products and services to farmers, feed and food manufacturers, processors, and retailers selling products in over 40 countries that drive efficiency in over 20 million tonnes of animal feed. For more information about AB Agri please visit www.abagri.com.
ABF is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £15.8bn, 138,000 employees and operations in 52 countries across Europe, southern Africa, the Americas, Asia and Australia. Our brands include Primark, British Sugar, Twining’s Tea, Allied Bakeries, Ryvita, Jordan’s Cereals, Pataks and many more.
For more information about the ABF Group visit: www.abf.co.uk