anaero technology as a company

Anaero Technology was founded from our need for equipment capable of evaluating the biogas or inhibitory potential of feeds processed in full-scale AD plants. Anaero Technology has developed and patented equipment that is easy to use, robust, consistent, and capable of using the same inoculum, and feed, of full-scale plants. We aim to improve access to AD research and optimisation whilst driving research standards up. We offer :- Biomethane potential (BMP) for characterisation of feedstocks and some process evaluation, Automatically-fed research and evaluation digesters for full-AD process evaluation and modelling. Anaero Technology also carries out collaborative research with industry or academic institutions using the autofed digesters and BMP equipment at Anaero Tech, Cambridge laboratory.

Our people


Edgar Blanco 

A Research and Development Manager with over 17 years experience on research on wastewater and food waste treatment. In the last 8 years  Edgar has worked on the optimisation of anaerobic digestion of food waste and has been a partner on collaborative research projects with several UK universities. Past work includes research on optimisation of Activated Sludge through bioaugmentation, sonication, and protozoan grazing, odour control in sludge treatment operations, liming of sludge cakes, anaerobic biofilm reactors, sludge dewatering, and minimisation of sludge production in wastewater treatment. This work was carried out while working for Anglian Water as an Innovation Technologist in their Innovation Team. In current role,as R&D Manager for Andigestion the last project was part of the European Valorgas Project, which concluded in September 2013, on the Optimisation of Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste (


Rashmi Patil

A Microbiologist and senior research Scientist working at Anaero Technology Ltd. Ms Rashmi studied a MSc in Water and Wastewater Engineering at Cranfield University. Currently working on anaerobic digestion of foodwaste, agricultural residues and agro-industrial waste. Ms Patil has 4 year's experience in the field of anaerobic digestion and has worked on projects involving production of biogas from waste to novel feedstocks. Previous projects include: 'Potential biogas yields from agricultural by-products, industrial waste and energy crops', 'Quantification of potential biogas yields form energy crops and arable by-products', 'Lab-scale evaluation of biogas potential from microalgae', 'Production of lipase enzyme for biodiesel production', 'Production and characterisation of probiotic yoghurt'.

Senior research scientist

Licelly Canizales 



Research scientist

Ray Middleton


A retired RAF Engineer with experience in the chemical and food waste industry. Mr Ray drives all engineering aspects of the development and optimisation of equipment, from materials selection to engineering drawings.

Marta Real

A Forestry Engineer and research Scientist working at Anaero Technology Ltd. Ms Marta studied a MSc in Environmental Water Management at Cranfield University (UK). Currently working on agricultural and forestry sciences and resources, and focusing on studying the theoretical and experimental principles of bioelectrochemical systems (BET) and biorefinery. Ms Real has worked on projects involving production of biogas from weed waste, foodwaste and energy crops. Previous projects include: 'Exploring the re-use of aquatic weed waste from London canals: biodigestion and other ecological solutions', 'Nutrient loading on protected floodplain meadows'. 

research scientist



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