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  1. thesilentone

    Replacing front tyres only

    Worth digging deeper for more information. Their is an allowance for wear differential per axle, however it is usually quite small. In addition weight per axle also plays a part as does pressure. The obvious advice you will get is to replace them all (especially from tyre supplier).
  2. thesilentone

    PTO cover

    As daft is you think it maybe, a bit of bale tape round is better than it is now, and reduces the risk. It looks like whoever put the machine on, forgot to put the pto rest support in right place afterwards.
  3. thesilentone

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    To expand on the above. Matching the nutrient requirement of our land is key, this does not necessarily need to be done at the AD Plant. It could be done elsewhere, say in a storage tank at the point of use where the mass balance could be adjusted with additives. We need to start at the end...
  4. thesilentone

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    In the UK we were faced with a major challenge. Much of our dated energy production plants were coming to the end of their life, and little in the pipeline to replace them. Kyoto committed us to a renewables target over the coming years, and renewables was not only the way, but also helped...
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    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    They use floculants and coagulants, this explains it fairly well. On the diagram, where is says "secondary treatment" it is after that, that sludge becomes fit to be used as a fertilizer. https://www.wcs-group.co.uk/wcs-blog/coagulants-flocculants-wastewater-treatment
  6. thesilentone

    Pheasant poults

    Mm, I beg to differ. Most shooters are excellent conservationist, putting back way more than is taken. You have no idea what the World population of Mallard is, only what you see and hear. Reared Mallard are not very good breeders with each other, never mind wild duck. Woodcock is another...
  7. thesilentone

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    Yes, the N follows the liquid, and is affected by what type of separation is used (screw press on centrifuge). The centrifuge will take out much more liquid - at a price.
  8. thesilentone

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    The nutrient in Digestate is exactly what was in the feed-stock (well almost), and you are correct it varies greatly depending what you put in. eg: Maize is not to high in N (about half that of grass) however poultry manure is high in N. Food waste is fairly good in N P and K. So, the ideal...
  9. thesilentone

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    That is exactly what happens at the sewage treatment plant, where the solids are separated and used as fertilizer. The treatment is to kill pathogens in the solids, the liquid is treated by varying methods and returned to the water course.
  10. thesilentone

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    Or, more special offers, more production, more waste, all sent to AD (y) Best hidden tax going....
  11. thesilentone

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    Installed capacity !! With the ability to produce 18MW's @ 100% efficiency. They will be lucky to achieve a 35% average..... AD injecting CH4 to the grid over 95% !!
  12. thesilentone

    The conflict of growing crops for biomass or food.

    Or, we are using perfectly good land that could be used to grow feed-stock to produce energy, we need both food and energy, we can't survive without either of them. AD is the only flexible renewable that re-cycles all the nutrient AND produces base load energy. No other source of renewable...
  13. thesilentone

    Boris on the ropes

    Do people still take what go's on the in HOC seriously ?
  14. thesilentone

    Pension or property

    Can the ' beneficial owners document' also be used for income from the property ?
  15. thesilentone

    Pension or property

    I would take care here: Using joint allowances is only possible if everything is in joint names, and even then only a % is possible, not the full ammount. You may have done it, that doesn't mean it's acceptable to HMRC. HMRC can go back years, so don't be surprised if they catch you out...
  16. thesilentone

    Pension or property

    I agree, as a 40% tax payer, even after costs you could be faced with a £36k+ CG tax bill.
  17. thesilentone

    Can a dealer change a deal?

    I agree, love them or hate them, they are the go-to brand for farmers. This has ensured a good s/h value, so they must be doing something right. Is Honda the best quad ? Yes, no ? Certainly has the best s/h value, by a mile. Is/was Landrover the best 4WD ? Yes, no ? The brand sold like hot...
  18. thesilentone

    The Uk Could Run Out Of Water In 20 Years?

    How history repeats itself. In the 80's everyone was building there own reservoirs, later building dams and flood protection in the same areas.
  19. thesilentone

    Tree ID

    Maple ?
  20. thesilentone

    Food Banks Whats Going On?

    Correct, supply and demand will dictate. However, the genie is now out of the bottle, and the number of new houses built in the last 10 years is way out of kilter with the growth in population, so the demand exists. Social/Council housing is a big political football. Councils owning large...
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