RETHINK

ANAEROBIC DIGESTION

Complete end to end biogas projects for progressive farmers

Our fully funded on-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) plants support your sustainable farming business on the route to net zero.

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The GFD Difference

  • Fully funded business model
  • Grid connection not always required
  • Full end-to-end project management
  • Immediate access to funds for projects meeting our key criteria
  • Flexible ownership options allowing farmers to take an active role

We’re rethinking the way that anaerobic digestion is integrated into progressive farms. Unlike most traditional AD models, we provide a fully funded solution from project development through to capital investment for construction, thanks to our partnership with leading European renewable funders, SWEN Capital Partners.

Our 14-year history in developing agricultural renewable energy projects has led us to develop our innovative business model which guarantees biogas project success for modern farmers, removing the traditional funding challenge.

No Grid Connection? No Problem!

Our innovative hub and spoke model means that sites with abundant feedstocks but no gas grid connection point can still benefit from on-farm AD.

Hub = A central AD plant with good gas grid access. Spokes = Smaller on-farm sites with abundant feedstock and no gas grid access.

  • Plants can be located where there is feedstock without needing an export connection to the gas or electricity grid
  • Allows more remote farms to benefit from renewable energy, helping reduce their carbon footprint
  • Minimises transportation of bulky feedstocks
  • Meets the growing demand for biomethane (renewable gas)

Diversified income

Net zero

Home-grown power

Income stability

Vehicle fuel

Slurry & manure management

Crop rotation

Soil health

Benefits To Farmers

Is It Right For My Farm?

Have you got:

  • A suitable building site?
    Approx. 1.2ha with good access to road networks and no obvious planning concerns.
  • Potential feedstock supply?
    Manure or slurry(or the potential to grow energy crop feedstocks)either alone or in partnership with neighbouring farms.
  • Potential energy use?
    A need on-site for heat, electricity or biomethane gas.
  • Biological fertiliser demand?
    Growing sufficient crops (including grass) to utilise the digestate bio fertiliser produced by the biogas plant, either alone or in partnership with neighbouring farms.
  • Sufficient access?
    To allow feed stock delivery (if required) and collection of compressed biomethane by tanker lorry.

If you meet most of the above criteria, get in touch today – we could be your perfect on-farm biogas partner!

Item Qualification

Farmer or land agent who believes their site meets the criteria for a biogas project contacts GFD. We work with them to determine project feasibility, such as location, access to feedstock, etc.

Regulatory and Planning Management

We design the plant and manage the planning application process, including compliance with all necessary local and national regulations, to ensure approval first time.

Funding

Project funding is a key priority from day one – not an afterthought. We source full investment in partnership with our preferred funding partner: SWEN Capital Partners.

Feedstock and Energy Planning

We work with the host farmer (and neighbouring farmers if necessary) to secure reliable feedstock supply and ascertain local energy demand.

Construction and Commissioning

Working with our team of renowned technical suppliers and partners who specialise in on-farm AD, the plant is constructed and tested, before full commissioning takes place.

Operation and Maintenance

Using our experience in asset management, we can appoint an experienced O&M manager to run the plant, leaving the owner to get on with the job of running their farm. Energy and digestate is sold locally and biogas is either transported to one of our nearby hubs or upgraded and injected into the local gas grid as biomethane. Where viable, other products such as clean CO2 are supplied to relevant markets, maximising revenue potential.