Loughborough researchers help develop revolutionary biogas system
Researchers at Loughborough University have been collaborating with colleagues in Thailand to develop a small scale biogas system that converts food waste to methane and can be monitored via the internet.
Dr Tanja Radu, from the University’s School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering, and Dr Richard Blanchard, from Loughborough’s Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, have been working with academics from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) on a project titled ‘Decentralized Community Scale Anaerobic Digestion: Resource Recovery and Waste Treatment’.
The project – which is supported by the Department of Business Innovation and Skills UK, National Science and Technology Policy Office Thailand and the British Council Newton Fund – has the objective to develop better waste management practices, promote waste-to-energy and establish exchange links between UK and Thailand.
The collaboration has led to the installation of two biogas plants – one at Loughborough University and one on the AIT campus in Bangkok – that use cafeteria waste as the feedstock.
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Academics from Loughborough University and the Asian Institute of Technology The biogas plant at Loughborough University