Anaerobic Digestion

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    Jon

    There is a huge amount of interest in energy storage within UK agriculture and horticulture and how this may be of benefit to them financially, as well as in terms of their energy supply. Energy storage encompasses techniques such as hot water accumulator stores attached to traditional gas boilers or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engines for CO2 enrichment, as well as biomass boilers for enabling efficient operation. More
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    Ed

    Over the last couple of years, I have been involved with an Innovate UK (IUK) funded research project focusing on improving storage conditions for potatoes. The fundamental aim is to improve the evenness of airflow in potato stores, allowing anti-sprouting agents to be distributed more evenly across the crop. More
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    Tim

    When temperatures took a plunge recently, we could safely say that it’s definitely Triad season. More
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    Ed

    Following on from one of my previous blogs on food waste, I recently read about a company in the USA which has partnered with a supermarket chain to turn food waste into liquid fertilizer. The company takes food that is no longer safe to eat, loads it into a digester and adds some enzymes. More
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    Chris

    A joint venture between R&L Holt and Evesham Vale Growers (EVG) attracted more than 20 growers to the latest HDC GrowSave event. The visit to Springhill Nursery near Evesham was organised to show how the site has integrated an Anaerobic Digester (AD) with the energy needs of tomato growing. More
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    Oli

    Following the publication of the latest consultation response on the 4th December 2013, “Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive – Improving Support, Increasing Uptake”, some important amendments and additions to the scheme have been announced to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme (subject to state-aid approval). More

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