Building farm resilience
High quality feedstocks
are vital to an efficient and productive AD plant and our expert farming team prides itself on building and nurturing good relationships with our growers, founded on trust and best practice, so that feedstocks of optimum quality are produced.
Growing crops for Anaerobic Digestion will help farming businesses achieve a neutral or even negative carbon footprint. Growing for our AD plants allows for the adoption of wider cropping rotations, with gaps between energy and food crops filled with cover crops capable of holding plant nutrients, water and helping to build soil organic matter.
Crops established using methods that minimise soil disturbance further help in the farmers drive to limit carbon release from soils. The AD plant processes crop and farm manures to produce biomethane, but also provides digestate to return to the field that has produced the crop, providing plant nutrition whilst adding to the soils health, stability and vibrancy.
When all of this is combined with long term partnership and clarity on how we do business with our feedstock suppliers – we can start to build genuine resilience into farming businesses. This will help encourage healthier soils, improve biodiversity, increase output of all crops grown on the farm and accelerate the increase of carbon stored in soils.
Negative Carbon Farming
Feedstock on long term contracts with digestate return. Range of feedstocks chosen to suit farming location.
Delivering increased food crop yields while supplying renewable energy and storing carbon. Improving crop gross margins due to less artificial inputs.
Soil carbon sequestration through increase in organic matter.
- Increased fertility
- Reduced inputs (fertiliser/sprays)
- Improved water holding capacity
Encouraging measured improvement in regenerative farming practices
- Minimum tillage
- Diverse rotation
- No bare soils (cover and break crops)
- Return of nutrient and organic matter
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