Biomass and Anaerobic Digestion
Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is the breakdown of organic material by micro-organisms in the absence of oxygen with biogas being released. This biogas is composed primarily of methane so it is a useful fuel which can be combusted in an engine linked to an electrical generator. The solid waste by-product of the anaerobic digestion process is suitable for use as a fertiliser.
Biomass combustion technologies can be employed to generate electricity by using the combustion heat to raise steam and drive a turbine and generator. This is a similar process to traditional fossil fuelled electricity generating plant.
There are a number of technological options available to make use of a wide variety of biomass types as a renewable energy source with the most common being:
- Thermal conversion methods such as Combustion, Gasification and Pyrolysis which can generate the high temperatures necessary to operate a steam generation plant.
- Biochemical conversion such as Anaerobic Digestion (AD) which is the breakdown of organic material by micro-organisms in the absence of oxygen with biogas being released.
We have a number of specialist insurance markets and covers available for this technology, which relies on our significant knowledge of the sector and risk management requirements.
Insurance Cover for Anaerobic Digestion:
- Transit including Delay in Start Up
- Erection All Risks including Advanced Loss of Revenue
- Construction Liability
- Operational All Risks including Business Interruption
- Operational Liability
- Professional Indemnity
- Contract Bonds
- Directors and Officers