The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) in the UK has launched its new farmers’ consultancy service. The service, which is free of charge, will help farmers and landowners decide whether AD is a viable option for them to consider.
Farm-based anaerobic digestion (AD) presents an opportunity for UK farmers, growers and land managers to improve yields, create a new income stream, and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by generating their own renewable energy and biofertilisers.
ADBA’s chief executive Charlotte Morton comments: “Today’s farmers are facing a tough economic climate made even more challenging by soaring energy, fertiliser and transport costs. AD not only helps farmers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by reducing dependence on commercial fertilisers and traditional transport fuels and energy consumption, but also helps keep farmers farming.”
She adds: “ADBA has launched this free service to give farmers, growers and land managers a better understanding of what is involved, giving them the confident to invest the time and money needed to develop a project proposal for funding.