Globally, the issue of organic and biodegradable waste being sent to landfill remains huge. In the UK, although improving, there was around 7.2 million tonnes of biodegradable waste sent to landfill in 2018.

What can be done to better manage this waste? Are there solutions out there that can produce fuels from this waste and deliver cleaner, renewable energy?

Anaerobic Digestion is a technology that is revolutionising possibilities for organic waste .

Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) involves microorganisms breaking down organic and biodegradable materials in the absence of oxygen to produce biogas and bio-fertiliser. This same process occurs naturally in soil and in lakes.

The organic waste, such as animal or food waste, is broken down in a sealed, oxygen-free tank called an Anaerobic Digester.

AD is recognised by the government and industry experts as one of the best methods of food waste recycling and dealing with farm waste – for each tonne of food waste recycled by AD, as opposed to being sent to landfill, between 0.5 and 1 tonne of carbon dioxide is prevented from entering the earth’s atmosphere, one of the many benefits of AD.

Another benefit of anaerobic digestion is the development of highly advanced and nutritious alternative feeds for livestock.

Amur is at the forefront of the anaerobic digestion marketplace, dedicated to driving innovation, unlocking the industry’s potential and enabling food and drink manufacturers to get more, from less.


With over 35 years experience, Amur is the Anaerobic Digestion division of Associated British Agriculture Ltd.

By utilising our experience in the animal feed sector and our expertise regarding the nutritional value of various materials, we help our customers to improve the performance of their individual facilities, optimising gas yields and providing a consistent supply of feedstock that drives industry standards.

We also run a dedicated AD laboratory, and are able to provide a full range of testing, involving new, groundbreaking technologies and techniques, that can be fully tailored to the needs and requirements of your individual business.

Contact us with any queries you may have regarding Amur and anaerobic digestion. We will willingly provide any further and endeavour to respond to all enquiries promptly.