Digestate factsheet

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This factsheet briefly outlines the benefits of digestate for the economy, society and our environment.

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is a natural process driven by microorganisms which produce biogas and through upgrading, biomethane; two versatile renewable energy carriers that provide electricity, heat and fuel. It is often overlooked that biogas plants also create another product which is at least as valuable as renewable energy, because of its nutrient and organic matter content: digestate. Organic fertilisers have the potential to transform Europe’s agricultural sector forever, offering an attractive alternative to commonly used mineral fertilisers.