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ABOUT LEAP

LEAP – Local Energy ADventure Partnership – is a cross-sector partnership seeking to support urban food waste management through the development of small-scale anaerobic digestion. The partnership was first funded by the London Borough of Camden in 2012, and has since been supported by the Technology Strategy Board and WRAP.

LEAP includes:

  • The Community Composting Network - instrumental in the development of micro AD in the UK since 2008,
  • Methanogen UK Ltd - 35 years experience in digester design and engineering from large to small scales, founder, James Murcott’s digesters have a combined operational lifespan of 400 years.
  • Guy Blanch - research engineer for Alvan Blanch – manufacturing experts in materials handling including pasteurisation, maceration and liquid/solid separation,
  • Musetopia Enterprises Ltd - assessing the adoption of sustainable commerce over the past 10 years, including biomass, high altitude wind harvesting, pyrolysis, rainforest bond instruments and resource-based pricing.
  • Community by Design – Camden-based community organisation dedicated to a vision of sustainability and community wellbeing.

LEAP's extended partnership for the WRAP demonstration project also included:

  • Mark Walker and Davide Poggio – PhD researchers from Leeds University - currently working on a parallel, multi-University, control focused community-scale microgeneration project – BURD (Bridging the Urban Rural Divide),
  • Dr David Neylan and the Bridport Renewable Energy Group, currently developing a low-cost, DIY digester made from easily obtainable components,
  • Aleka Designs – specialists in electronics design, prototyping and commercialisation.

LEAP BLOG

Build your own DIY solar panel!

18/04/2018

Learn practical skills and take home your own solar phone charger

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Celebrate Sustainability This Thursday!

24/08/2016

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Celebrate sustainability!

19/08/2016

 


Thursday 25th August - 1-5pm

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Free aerobic/anaerobic composting workshop

20/07/2016

11am - 1pm Saturday 23rd July at Camley Street Natural Park, Kings Cross, London N1C 4PW

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Hydroponics and permaculture workshop

15/06/2016

Learn how to build your own hydroponics system

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OUR PILOT SYSTEM

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You'll find our pilot system overlooking the canal at Camley Street Natural Park, 12 Camley Street, N1C 4PW. Seven minutes walk from Kings Cross... Read More >

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ANAEROBIC DIGESTION

anaerobic digestion

During decomposition, organic wastes (food, manure, non-woody green waste etc.) emit CO2 and methane. Methane is a greenhouse gas 20-30 times more... Read More >

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BIOGAS

biogas

Biogas is released during anaerobic digestion and captured for use as a clean fuel. When produced from food waste, it is approximately 60%... Read More >

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