Anaerobic Digestion also provides numerous benefits to the farming community. It allows farmers to grow valuable break crops and by providing another income stream for growers it takes the volatility out of farming. It also encourages sustainable crop rotation which has numerous benefits from weed suppression to pest control to soil conditioning. This in turn means improved and more profitable crop yields in future years.
Farm wastes can also be used effectively as AD systems can treat any organic waste, such as pig slurry, chicken litter and vegetable offcuts. On top of this the AD process produces a sustainable, natural fertiliser which is valuable to farmers and can replace chemical fertilisers.