Is the time right for small-scale AD?
Date: 17th October
Venue: Scarcroft Village Hall Leeds
Address: Wetherby Road, Scarcroft, Leeds
Conventional wisdom has been that – when it comes to commercially viable anaerobic digestion – bigger is better. But this may be changing, with increasing interest in small and micro-scale AD plants that can be used to charge farm vehicles or deal with domestic waste. What’s more, from 2020, the Government’s Smart Export Guarantee will help ensure that AD plants up to 5MW are paid for exporting to the grid.
This free-of-charge meeting will explore what the future might look like for small-scale AD (under 2 MW) and should be of interest to the farming, food manufacturing, food retail, and local government sectors. It is combined with a networking session and an optional a site visit to Beechgrove Farm, a dairy farm with small-scale AD.
09:30 Coffee and Registration
10:00 Introduction to the BioVale AD SIG – Elspeth Bartlet (BioVale)
10:10 Drivers and opportunities for small–scale AD: Lucy Hopwood (NNFCC)
10:30 Small-scale AD as part of the local energy strategy: Katie Privett (YNYER LEP)
10:50 Feasibility studies on AD projects: Mark Richmond (WRM)
11:10 Coffee break
11:40 Small-scale AD for the dairy industry: Gary Hague (Dairy Energy)
12:00 Small and micro-scale AD for the food industry: Angela Bywater (University of Southampton)
12:20 Q and A/Discussion
12:30 Networking lunch
13:30 Optional tour of Beechgrove Farm AD