AD is a very environmentally friendly technology. While still in its infancy in the UK, it already has a large footprint in Europe, with Germany being a leading user. It uses what would be waste or low value agricultural products to create valuable outputs and reduce the harmful effects on the atmosphere. It takes animal slurry, which emits a great deal of methane, the greenhouse effect of which is 25 times greater than carbon dioxide, as well as other greenhouse gas producing bio-waste such as crop silage, into electricity and a high-quality natural fertiliser, thereby:
- Reducing your farm’s carbon footprint and effect on global warming significantly;
- Producing renewable, clean energy for the UK National Grid;
- Contributing to the growing of food that is higher in nutritional value than food grown using conventional methods, which helps to improve the health of the whole nation.