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On-site Bio-energy - How Can Farmers Benefit?
Thu 3 November 2016, 10:00 – 15:00 GMT
A unique opportunity to visit one of Britain’s most advanced on-site Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants at First Milk’s Aspatria creamery and to explore how bio-energy technologies can be deployed more widely in the farming and food processing sectors across the North West.
Anaerobic Digestion of farm manures, food processing wastes and residues extracts bio-energy to form biogas which could be deployed more widely in the UK to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and help cut GHG emissions. Biogas, along with other on-farm renewable energy technologies, reduces farm energy costs and offers an attractive diversification for livestock farmers.
This event, designed for farmers, food processors and others thinking of investing in smaller scale AD, demonstrates how the agri-food sector can increase bio-energy output, turn waste into energy, and upgrade biogas into vehicle fuel. Join us to explore the opportunities for farms to become energy suppliers.
FREE to attend —Lunch Provided
10.00 Welcome & Introduction — Richard Gueterbock
10.10 The Farm as an Energy Supplier – Mike Woollacott , Greenwatt Technology
10.30 Farm AD and Bio Energy — Angie Bywater, AD Farm Network
10.50 Coffee break
11.10 Biofuels Use and Production on Farms – Will Llewellyn , Red Kite Management
11.30 Discussion – On Farm Renewables
11.45 Introduction to Lake District Biogas (LDB) Visit - Richard Gueterbock, Clearfleau
13.00 Depart for AD Visit
13.10 Visit to LDB project and tour of AD and Biomethane Plant
15.00 Event concludes
Booking is essential.
Richard Gueterbock is a Director and founder shareholder of British on-site AD company Clearfleau, with responsibility for marketing and business development. He is also a champion of smaller scale on-site digestion for industry, farm and community use. A Trustee of the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) from 2009 to 2015, he is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Societies (FRAgS).
Mike Woollacott is Managing Director of Greenwatt Technology - a rural energy consultancy based in the Midlands www.greenwatt.co.uk . A Derbyshire dairy farmer’s son, Mike works with farmers and rural businesses helping them make the right financial and technical decisions for renewable energy projects. He was joint editor of the RASE report ‘Refuelling the Countryside’, and is currently Project Director for the National Low Carbon Centre being established at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire www.nlcc-stoneleigh.com
After a career in IT project management, Angela has spent more than a decade in AD, with involvement in a number of projects and publications for the Welsh government, the Royal Agricultural Society of England, the International Energy Agency and others. She works as a project manager for Methanogen UK who manufacture small farm and micro-scale anaerobic digesters. Projects include London’s flagship LEAP micro-AD project near Kings’ Cross and a number of other community projects. She also jointly manages the BBSRC Anaerobic Digestion Network, which is based at the University of Southampton and is one of 13 national Networks in Industrial Biotechnology and Bioenergy.
Will is Director at Red Kite management and has worked for key UK-based AD technology providers since 2009, and have been involved in the design, build and commissioning of over 20 AD projects ranging from large food waste AD plants to small-scale agricultural AD plants. In addition to AD, Will is heavily involved with biogas upgrading and using biomethane as a vehicle fuel.
An Innovation for Agriculture Event. In collaboration with Westmorland County Agricultural Society