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ADBA 2013 show review

8 July 2013

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The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Biogas Association ADBA trade show at the NEC this week has been hailed a tremendous success by BCI Process, having taken one of the largest exhibition stands at the show, the specialist pipework, fabrication and tank system provider reports that enquiries came thick and fast during the show and the quality of the companies making contact was extremely high.

BCI Process used the ADBA show to publically launch the Lipp tanking system to the UK market. Technical experts were available throughout the two day show to explain the construction and materials technology that originated in Germany and has since been used to create over 3,000 anaerobic digestion plants around the world.

Not previously employed in the UK the Lipp system uses a dual skin tank construction method which is manufactured on site to create a gas tight container that can be adapted for storage or used as a digester tank with a water jacket, insulation and exterior cladding. The double fold construction method creates both a smooth stainless steel interior surface and a structural ridge on the exterior that provides both rigidity and total protection from leaks.

Andrew Shedden, UK Sales and Marketing Manager for BCI Process commented, “Electricity feed-in tariffs have favoured other markets such as Germany and Italy for localised energy plant construction – until now. The UK has the right conditions for a far greater use of biogas production plants fuelled by feed crops, food waste, animal slurry or a mixture of feed-in materials.

“In order for an AD plant to produce a consistent ROI and keep-up with finance arrangements or investment plans, it has to operate efficiently and consistently over a long period of time. This is why we have chosen the Lipp tank system to compliment our pipework and fabrication expertise, gained over 30 years supplying the food, brewing and utility industries.

“There are thousands of Lipp tanks in use around the world, many over 30 year old and to our knowledge, none have ever failed. They represent a virtually maintenance free solution for storage and digester requirements, with a huge range of profiles for different digestates, so that we can reliably predict and deliver on performance targets on gas production and ultimately ROI.

“Attending the ADBA show with a large section of a Lipp tank on the stand we were able to show visitors firsthand the quality of the materials, the innovation of the design and the integrity of the construction method. In our opinion it is without doubt the best solution for an AD plant tank, and combined with our pipework and fabrication skills, represents a stress-free high quality, but cost competitive solution for anyone looking to invest in or build AD plants.”

The Anaerobic Digestion (AD) and Biogas Association ADBA was established in 2009 as a not-for-profit organisation representing businesses in the anaerobic digestion sector, to help remove the barriers to growth for the industry and to promote the benefits of AD to the UK market.

The Association has stated its intention to help realise the potential of the AD industry in the UK, and allow this sector to deliver energy security and economic growth – in waste management, farming, transport and food processing, among others – while also combating climate change. BCI Process would agree that attending the ADBA show has certainly contributed greatly to that cause.

For further information, please contact Andrew Shedden:

BCI Process
, Brewchem House, Steeton Grove, Steeton, Keighley, West Yorks. BD20 6TT Tel: +44 (0) 1535 657585 Fax: +44 (0) 1535 657 588 Email: andrew.shedden@bciprocess.com Web: www.bciprocess.com
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