A centre giving out technical information on advanced anaerobic processes and biogas systems has been awarded £889,000 by the Welsh Government.
The Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion, part of the Sustainable Environment Research Centre based at the University of South Wales, has supported the industry since 2008.
The grant includes provision for £640,000 of new analytical equipment and laboratory based digestion systems to add to existing facilities.
The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association said: “This will greatly increase the centre’s capacity to collaborate with industries in the development and deployment of novel and efficient waste management and renewable energy projects based around the production and utilisation of biogas and digestates.”
Dr Sandra Esteves, director of the Wales Centre of Excellence for Anaerobic Digestion, said: “For several years we have been working hard to interact with and support the emerging anaerobic digestion industry.
“The additional resources that we can now put in place will be utilised to further help companies address some complex technical challenges, and to develop new processes and products that, at the moment, do not exist.”