The Anaerobic Digestion Loan Fund (ADLF) is a £10m fund designed to support the development of new AD capacity in England. The fund aims to support 300,000 tonnes of annual capacity to divert food waste from landfill by 2015.
The ADLF offers direct financial support to organisations building new AD capacity in England.
The ADLF aims to ensure that food waste is diverted from landfill or from other, less environmentally sustainable operations, up the waste hierarchy. The purpose of the loan fund is to leverage or top up private sector funding (not to replace it) or to materially accelerate the projects.
If you have a project to develop AD processing capacity and are finding it difficult to obtain asset finance from the usual commercial sources, WRAP may be able to help.
The fund can provide secured loans for capital expenditure. The typical maximum loan is £1m, requests for loans above this will be considered only at the discretion of the Investment Committee.
The maximum term of the loan is fives year though WRAP seeks to recycle capital as quickly as possible so early repayment or shorter terms are regarded favourably.
Apply for an ADLF
Your project must meet certain eligibility criteria. Please complete the ADLF Eligibility Checklist to ascertain your eligibility and request an ADLF application form.