The Anaerobic Digestion Quality Protocol (ADQP) sets out the end of waste criteria for the production and use of quality outputs from anaerobic digestion of source-segregated biodegradable waste.
This Quality Protocol was funded by Defra, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) as a business resource efficiency activity. It was developed by the Environment Agency and WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) in consultation with Defra, Natural Resources Wales, NIEA, industry and other regulatory stakeholders. The Quality Protocol is applicable in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The ADQP should be used in connection BSI PAS110 standard which is a specification for digestate derived from the anaerobic digestion of source-segregated biodegradable materials.