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THE PROJECT

Today, 18 million tonnes of the UK’s edible food ends up in landfill. Valued at £23 billion and rising, this is costly and bad for the environment with London’s food waste alone representing 6.3 million tonnes of greenhouse gases.

We could use this resource to help power and feed our cities making them more sustainable and resilient.

LEAP is developing micro anaerobic (AD) technology to processes organic waste and generate clean, renewable fuel and fertiliser in the urban environment.

Currently, AD in Europe is only cost-effective on a large scale. Our vision is to see networks of micro AD hosts including food waste producing businesses, schools, universities, social housing flats, and eventually, individual households tackle their food waste sustainably and benefit from clean fuel and fertiliser.

To achieve this, we need to develop and demonstrate, affordable, efficient systems. We have established our pilot system at Camley Street Natural Park in Central London. Find out more about the pilot system here .

Our core team welcomes collaboration with individuals and organisations contributing on an open source basis to the creation of robust, sustainable micro AD solutions. Get in touch to find out more .

To date, we have:

  • Designed, built and commissioned our pilot plant.
  • Compiled a report for the Technology Strategy Board exploring the feasibility of a borough-wide network of micro anaerobic digesters in Camden.
  • Completed a WRAP report in preparation of the micro AD network expansion to demonstrate a range of digester sizes, costs and biogas applications.

LEAP BLOG

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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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BENEFITS

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Managing food waste locally helps reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions associated with 'waste miles', and generates onsite, clean renewable... Read More >

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BIOGAS

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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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