About Us

AD is different from other renewable energy sources such as solar or wind.

The Operator of an AD plant can optimise and continuously improve performance with significant results.

A number of established AD Plants are at 60-75% utilization rather than 100%.

Some AD Plants are running at just 60% utilisation
4D AD is a UK based service company offering support and services to existing and new Anaerobic Digestion customers. Our support services include:

How we work

Optimising and improving is difficult if the operator manages only one or few plants.

To improve performance there is a:

Need for comparative data and breadth of knowledge.

An access to a knowledge pool through a service partner with wide network of expertise



A deep understanding of the process from a significant number of plants and how to:

  • Operate safely
  • Manage feedstock input
  • Assess how feeding influences the process
  • Identify nutrients can improve process
  • Monitor and interpret
    • Key biological and process parameters
    • Performance of stirrer, pump etc. pump behaviour
  • Act pro-actively and prevent “catastrophic” failures (toxic feedstock; digestion collapses etc.)
  • Optimise:
    • 2-staged digestion process
    • separation and balance liquid digestate
    • Output/Input versus specific gas yields
Spring Farm Poundbury
4D AD Services is a sister company of Active Business Partnerships.

Active Business Partnership

Active Business Partnerships are an independent strategic agricultural consultancy business, who have developed a number of large scale renewable energy projects with roles which extend from feasibility reports, business and financing plans to technology choice and full scale project management.

There are big opportunities for Renewable Energy investment projects within the agricultural sector; such technology can be suited to a wide variety of farming and rural businesses, becoming a profitable addition to the business.

Active BP’s key skills and expertise in helping to deliver these projects:

  • Due diligence- Assessment of technology and the concept
  • Planning process and legal assistance
  • Financial Budgeting
  • Capital Budget Management
  • Executive Project Management

A hands on and detailed experience gives Active Business Partnerships a considerable advantage in developing these renewable technologies.

Active BP hold an executive project role and are a partner of JV Energen LLP along with JVFarming Ltd and the Duchy of Cornwall. JV Energen LLP was the first large scale Gas to Grid plant.

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how 4D AD Services Ltd uses and protects any information that you give 4D AD Services Ltd when you use this website. 4D AD Services Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Email marketing messages & subscription

Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the "What we collect" above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Website terms and conditions

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy govern 4D AD Services Ltd's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

The term '4D AD Services' or 'us' or 'we' refers to the owner of the website whose registered office is The Maltings, 11-15 Brayford Wharf East, Lincoln, England, LN5 7AY. Our company registration number is 10109269 registered in England and Wales. The term 'you' refers to the user or viewer of our website.

The use of this website is subject to the following terms of use:

The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.

The use of your information - You agree that we may collect, store and use information about you in accordance with our privacy policy.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.

All trade marks reproduced in this website which are not the property of, or licensed to, the operator are acknowledged on the website.

Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).

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