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Biofuels & Anaerobic Digestion


The use of biofuels and anaerobic digestion is becoming increasingly prevalent across the UK. While the benefits of using our rubbish to create renewable energy are gaining traction, there are drawbacks. Most notably, that plants are associated with unpleasant odours. This can often cause conflict with the local community. Our team of experts have a significant track record working alongside customers in this industry to solve odour challenges.


Among our range of services, we offer odour measurement and modelling that will be of great use if you are planning a new biofuel or anaerobic digestion development. Our insights will allow you to model and optimise odour emissions at your potential plant before committing to build costs. This is useful both in the development of your plans, and in support of your planning applications.

What’s more, we can help you to authenticate any odour complaints and reduce the odour emissions of your existing plants. You can use our odour measurement data and analysis to help satisfy the regulator and prove your compliance with operational permits. In addition, it will allow you to identify areas where you can make improvements.

We can also help you to maintain best practice in odour management with regular odour sampling and testing, both of which we hold UKAS accreditation for. Proactive odour measurement allows you to identify and rectify any odour issues before they become a big problem. Many of our customers make use of our ‘lab only’ service for this purpose. This is where you use internal staff to collect odour samples. We can then test these samples at our UKAS accredited odour laboratory, providing the sampling methodology complied with the European Standard BSEN13725.

Client testimonials

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our clients say:

Our in-house teams conduct the odour sampling activities, with Silsoe Odours completing the subsequent odour testing. We’ve now been working closely with them for over 10 years, and they have proven themselves a highly trusted partner. The team are knowledgeable and friendly, and the laboratory services they provide are second-to-none. I cannot recommend them enough for their understanding of our business needs, flexibility and efficiency. Their odour specialists are also a valued source of helpful, prompt advice.

Kate Lister


Excellent. We very much appreciated your flexibility particularly regarding the timing of the samples which was out of our control. I would highly recommend Silsoe Odours.

Becky Greaves


To speak to a biofuels and anaerobic digestion odour specialist, call 01525 860222