1: COGENT – Anaerobic Digestion

Market Profile

Anaerobic Digestion: A Market Profile

COGENT (The Sector Skills Council for Science Based Industry)

As a niche but thriving industry this Kada report highlights the potential of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) to deliver new green jobs and renewable energy.

This study of Anaerobic Digestion provides a snapshot of the health and prospects for this growing sector highlighting its scale, economic significance, key drivers and trends. Using available intelligence it also assesses the current and future composition of the workforce. Data is presented about the sector’s size, demography and geography as well as its occupational structure, skills and qualifications. We were granted access to five very diverse AD plants across the UK as part of the review illuminating quite different operational circumstances. We commissioned the Bioeconomy Consultants NNFCC to offer specialist technical expertise on the study and spoke to several UK experts to give us their insights on the future of industry.

Given that it is quite a new sector (at least outside the water industry), much of the intelligence is fairly recent, the technology still undergoing refinements and the learning and skills infrastructure still quite embryonic, having to react quickly to the relatively fast pace of change. The client was very pleased with the review which helped them shape and formulate their labour market polices in response to the sectors’ changing requirements.

Kada Research

“Thriving”

“As a niche but thriving industry, Anaerobic Digestion has the potential to deliver new green jobs and renewable energy. Much AD intelligence is fairly recent, the technology still undergoing refinements and the learning and skills infrastructure still quite embryonic, having to react quickly to the relatively fast pace of change.” ~ Anaerobic Digestion: A Market Profile, Kada Research, 2013