Clearfleau Limited

Clearfleau is a British Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology supplier and the UK market leader in industrial anaerobic digestion. With a number of reference plants, their innovative on-site digestion plants facilitate renewable energy recovery from production residues in the food, beverage and biofuel sectors.   

Between 2010 and 2014 Clearfleau has built plants on dairy, distillery, food and oils and fats sites. In 2015, in addition to the Lake District Biogas facility, Clearfleau will build further plants in the dairy and food processing sectors and also undertake trials with our mobile SSPP unit for companies in the potato processing, biofuels and meat processing sectors. 

Treatment of dilute effluents is becoming part of the on-site energy recovery sector and the food industry should not underestimate the energy potential of its liquid residues. On-site deployment of AD for effluent treatment and energy recovery makes effective use of unwanted bio-degradable materials. 

Clearfleau has built two plants in Scotland that discharge cleansed water into the river Spey, famous for salmon fishing. In areas where water is in shorter supply, digestion technology offers the potential to enable food companies to re-use and recycle water in applications that do not put the recycled water in direct contact with food products.

On the Lake District Creamery site the digestion plant will improve the way in which the site manages its production residues. Also, by saving on fossil fuel purchase, the project will reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of the cheese processing operation.