Muckbuster® is the right solution for turning slurry and similar farm waste into energy in the form of electricity and heat, whilst generating high value fertiliser as a by-product

Micro Scale Anaerobic Digestion

The Problem: Manure, slurry and similar waste streams are creating a waste management headache on a global scale. Increasing levels of legislation and taxation are making it harder to spread this waste material on agricultural land. Removal from site to a centralised treatment facility is often not financially viable.

The Solution: Muckbuster® has been designed specifically to treat slurry, manure and similar waste streams in an award-winning, containerised Anaerobic Digestion (AD) unit that captures the energy potential of organic waste.

Muckbuster® is delivered to site in a series of standard shipping container units and can start to generate energy from waste within 2 weeks of delivery to site. Once installed, slurry is pumped into the unit where it is digested by bacteria that release Biogas as part of the process. This biogas is then used to fuel a CHP engine which provides electricity and heat to the site.

Non liquid waste streams can be fed into an optional mouth unit for pre-processing before they enter the main AD unit.

Our technology is designed to be rugged, reliable and requires minimal intervention. The fully automated system is remotely monitored to ensure a safe and efficient operation at all times.

  • Turns poop into power
  • Flexible and scalable technology suitable for small and medium size sites
  • Low cost solution for turning waste to energy
  • Short payback period
  • Rugged, reliable, proven technology
  • Fully automated
  • Remote monitoring

Technology Benefits

Containerised and modular

  • Delivered to site plug-and- play ready
  • Can easily be scaled up or down
  • Can be installed in days rather than months
  • Can be re-located
  • Planning and permitting are simplified

Small scale

  • Viable for smaller scale operations
  • You can have your own waste to energy plant
  • De-centralises energy generation
  • No need to haul waste to remote handling facility

Turns organic waste into energy

  • Reduces energy costs on site
  • Reduces the cost of waste disposal
  • Reduces the amount of organic waste going to landfill
  • Reduces carbon emissions

Saves Money

  • Generates free electricity
  • Generates free heat
  • Saves on waste management
  • Qualifies as a carbon reducing technology;earns renewable income
  • Produces high quality fertiliser as a by-product

Applications include any activity that produces organic waste


  • Hospitals
  • Shopping malls
  • Property developers
  • Waste collectors
  • Military bases
  • Universities & schools
  • Small-scale water treatment
  • Remote communities and mining camps
  • Sports stadiums and golf courses

Food Retailers

  • Supermarkets
  • Restaurants
  • Local markets

Food production

  • Food & Drink Manufacturers
  • Meat Processors
  • Wholesalers/distributors
  • Breweries/distilleries


  • Fruit & Veg growers
  • Orchards/Vineyards
  • Livestock
  • Dairy
  • Feedlots
  • Slurry

Case Studies


Biowaste production is estimated to be 120 million tonnes per year in the EU alone, increasing by 10% each year. At least 40% of this is landfilled or incinerated with only 25% energy recovery, due to a lack of alternatives. When the Portuguese…


A commercial bakery in the UK using the Flexibuster™ unit, a small AD unit, to create energy from its waste bakery products will pay for the unit in under 5 years.  This is based on certain assumptions: The most important factor is…


Turning Food Waste into Science Park Energy – Muckbuster® Installation at the University of Southampton Science Park, Chilworth, Southampton, Hants SO16 7NP Installation Date May 2012 Please open the link below for more…


Golf course associations and golf clubs around the world are looking at ways to improve the sport’s environmental criteria.  Sustainable developments and low carbon footprint operations are the name of the game.  As golf courses use…

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