Farmers planning to set up an anaerobic digestion plant can now access a new website that pulls together a host of free information about the AD sector.
It is designed to be a one-stop-shop for those new to AD in agriculture, industry or local government and provides help and advice on biogas, digestate and feedstocks.
Information on planning permission, environmental permits and funding is also available. Alongside that is an anaerobic digestion cost calculator, which allows farmers to assess the economics of investing in new AD facilities, including capital costs, income, land required to use digestate and impact on business profitability.
The NFU is a sponsor of the NNFCC and provided feedback on the development of the AD website. It's bioenergy policy adviser Ruth Digby said the site was good news for farmers interested in anaerobic digestion.
"The NFU has a vision for 1000 on-farm anaerobic digestion plants by 2020 and we firmly believe AD can add value to the agricultural sector, while demonstrating how farmers can provide part of the solution to the problem of climate change," she said.
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