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23 November 2021 8:00am–10:30am Book now

The Future of Digestate Use on Farmland

Digestate from the AD process can be a useful biofertiliser. Regulations control its use to ensure it does not pollute our soil or release greenhouse gases into the air.

This interactive workshop will be a chance to discover how changes to the policy and subsidy landscape are likely to impact on the use of digestate, from the AD process, as a fertiliser. It will also be an opportunity to: share experiences of managing digestate use; share concerns about future changes; and discuss the potential for innovation to provide solutions.

This hybrid event can be attended in-person or online and is suitable for livestock farmers, AD operators, researchers, technologists, consultants, regulators, waste managers and waste producers.



08:00 Morning welcome: Tea, coffee, bacon sandwich

08:30 Introduction to the webinar – Elspeth Bartlet (BioVale)

08:35 Working with current regulations – Philippa Arnold (NFU)

08.45 Policy update: regulations and subsidies with an impact on digestate use – Leanne Williams (ADBA)

08:55 Does digestate have a future? David Tomkins (Aqua Enviro)

09.05 Breakout group discussions

10.05 Feedback by group facilitators


Organised by the BioVale AD Special Interest Group in partnership with the THYME project, funded by the Connecting Capabilities Fund of Research England.

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23 November 2021