ADFerTech (AD Fertiliser Technologies Ltd.)

ADFerTech develops innovative solutions for treating anaerobic digestion waste into fertiliser.

Climate-KIC Start-Up

Founding Year: 2013

Location: UK

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is rapidly expanding worldwide due to its numerous benefits covering both sustainability and renewable energy generation. However there is a serious and expensive problem of disposing the current volume of waste liquid effluent produced.

ADFertech is developing a low-cost, bolt-on device for AD plants whereby nutrients contained within AD waste are concentrated and processed to form organic granular fertiliser and clean water.

This value-added fertiliser is much easier to store and transport than traditional liquid fertiliser and will mean companies and farmers do not have to spend millions on wastewater treatment and storage as the process removes nutrients allowing for safe and easy disposal of clean effluent water.

Team Members: Quinton Fivelman, PhD (CEO); Chirangano Mangwandi, PhD (CSO); Yoann Glocheux, PhD (R&D); Prof Gavin Walker (Director), PhD