Providing tomorrow's energy today with our anaerobic digestor
We are proud to be one of the first UK farms to invest in anaerobic digestion, producing renewable heat and power.
Construction of the anaerobic digestor (AD plant) was completed in January 2012 and reached full output of 1.4MW/hr in March 2012. The plant is currently producing electricity to the grid as well as privately supplying Symonds Farm Business Park and Claas UK Headquarters.The project benefitted from a Rural Diversification Grant (EAFRD).
The AD plant is designed to process 26,000t of feedstock currently made up of forage maize, forage rye, sugar beet and other non-ABPR farm waste products. Bringing forage crops into the rotation offered cultural and rotational benefits in blackgrass control compared with a wheat/rape rotation. This is in addition to the fertiliser and soil conditioning value of the digestate produced by the process when returned to the land.