Benefits To Farmers

On-farm biogas plants provide a range of business benefits for progressive farmers. From income diversification to soil improvement and carbon reduction, it’s time to rethink AD…

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Rethink diversified income

From lease payments for the land used to build the plant, feedstock supply and procurement contracts, government payments for renewable energy production, or the sale of digestate, anaerobic digestion offers numerous options to diversify and secure farm incomes.

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Rethink net zero

Using renewable energy produced on site will be key to meeting agriculture’s emission reduction targets, helping farmers to become net-zero carbon emitters. Improved soil quality will also increase the potential to store carbon in agricultural soils.

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Rethink home-grown power

At a time of soaring energy costs, on-farm biogas plants can provide farms, rural businesses and households with a reliable supply of renewable energy in the form of electricity, heat or vehicle fuel (or any combination of the three).

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Rethink income stability

Agricultural markets are notoriously volatile. Leasing land for anaerobic digestion, as well as supplying feedstock and receiving energy production payments, provides long-term, predictable income streams without affecting the overall farm business.

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Rethink vehicle fuels

New technologies, such as biomethane-powered tractors and trucks, mean that there are more opportunities than ever to utilise biogas energy on farms and keep costs and emissions down.

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Rethink slurry & manure management

Manure management is a major issue for livestock farmers. Anaerobic digestion provides a unique tool to produce energy from manures and wastes, while still providing sustainable biofertiliser in the form of digestate.

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Rethink crop rotation

Although livestock wastes are among our preferred feedstocks, in many cases there are technical and agronomic advantages to using a proportion of energy crops for AD. Adding such crops to the rotation can improve rotational diversity.

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Rethink soil health

Improving crop rotations and using sustainable biological fertiliser in the form of digestate can boost soil organic matter, improve soil and crop health, and increase the potential for soil carbon storage.