biofuel

  1. D

    Mass Balance

    Soon be harvest. How are supposed to do this then? I have one trailer with a primitive weigher the other 3 have no weigher. I know what leaves the farm as I have the weight returns but I don’t know what is harvested to within half a ton per acre. So how’s it going to work then?
  2. Arable Scotland

    Arable Scotland: Alternative markets and new cash crops

    Arable Conversations: Alternative markets and new cash crops 11.30 – 12.30 on 29th June 2021 Join us at Arable Scotland on 29 June at 11.30 am for an interactive ‘Arable Conversation’ that will discuss ‘Alternative markets and new cash crops’. The session will cover the seasons market potential...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Biomethane boost: NI biogas plant to power ‘green’ trucks with food waste

    Written by Agriland Team A biogas plant which will produce biomethane to power 10 trucks is set to go live in Northern Ireland in July, following a substantial expansion, Weltec Biopower has announced. The plant is owned by Northern Irish food logistics company McCulla Transport and is...
  4. Badshot

    Wtf EU RED audit.

    What a load of bollix.
  5. G

    RED ii, How it works in USA

    In the US, the EU have certified a scheme that uses a farmer self-declaration. No inspector or auditor needed on farm (if I understand it correctly). https://www.ssap-red.org/producers Click the download from that page to see what the US farmer needs to declare. It's quite straightforward...
  6. Agriland RSS

    NI study suggests slurry separation hubs could offer solution to nutrient surplus

    Written by Rachel Martin A study examining the potential of slurry separation technology has suggested the establishment of processing hubs in Northern Ireland could help the industry make better use of agricultural by-products. It could be one of a series of new ‘climate-smart’ technologies...
  7. steveR

    Best "inflation proof" farm investments?

    Been seeing a couple of articles about the worrying likelihood of a ramping up of inflation before long... Sprog 2 works for a investment and wealth management outfit, and they are spreading investment risk on the basis of an increase. As anyone over mid 40s will be very aware of, it's not good...
  8. Steevo

    Red Tractor - Mass Balance

    Just read about this new requirement for a calculation. I’m not sure how they think farmers without a weighbridge will be able to estimate accurately the amount of crop that comes in from the field. Is this them getting worried that farmers will start selling 10/20% as non-assured off the...
  9. P

    Does anybody have experience with heat batteries/thermal core storage?

    They seem to be well-insulated cored storage heaters, so it appears that they store up heat using electricity from a variety of sources ~ spare output from renewables, and cheapest off peak electricity ~ which is used on demand for hot water and, to some extent, heating radiators. Being a bit...
  10. M

    Bye bye coal, hello expensive heating.

    Burning coal in open fire banned in the green and pleasant land from today.The lucky ones will have mains gas, the unlucky ones can freeze like brass monkeys or take the knee to OPEC. How is one expected to keep one's mansion warm?
  11. Farm Business RSS

    CBD oil is a multimillion pound industry but UK farmers must destroy their crop

    Written by John Swire In 2010 UK consumers spent £300m on Cannabidiol (CBD) products, which are promoted widely as a legal means to relieve pain, lower inflammation and decrease anxiety without psychoactive effects. However, all CBD oil sold in the UK is imported, as although UK farmers can...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    CBD oil is a multimillion pound industry but UK farmers must destroy their crop

    Written by John Swire In 2010 UK consumers spent £300m on Cannabidiol (CBD) products, which are promoted widely as a legal means to relieve pain, lower inflammation and decrease anxiety without psychoactive effects. However, all CBD oil sold in the UK is imported, as although UK farmers can...
  13. Agriland RSS

    IBERS confirms a strong resurgence in oat production

    Written by Agriland Team Plant breeders at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) in Wales are confirming a growing demand for oats. In turn, this is encouraging the development of new oat varieties, to meet a number of discrete and well defined needs. IBERS is...
  14. D

    No Assured Wheat

    Is there a market for Non Assured Wheat or is it just small amounts
  15. N

    Wind turbine and cold storage

    I have three new 700t cold stores running October-May but currently without any renewables. Without a feed in tariff, I don't think solar would be suitable for us as the majoirty of our usage is outside of the summer period. Would a wind turbine be better? If so, does anyone have a rough costs...
  16. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    E10 petrol set to launch in September 2021

    A move to E10 could open up a more profitable avenue for bioethanol production increasing in the UK. With one plant currently mothballed and another running on maize, the incentive to move back to wheat (if competitively priced as a feedstock) to increase production is building. So, let’s...
  17. Agriland RSS

    Rollout of E10 biofuel is ‘good news’ for farmers and green agenda – NFU

    Written by William Kellett The National Farmers’ Union (NFU), has responded to the government announcement that the rollout of E10 biofuel will begin from September 2021. E10 is a biofuel made up of 90% regular unleaded fuel and 10% bioethanol. NFU crops board chairman Matt Culley said: “The...
  18. CPM RSS

    Rollout of E10 biofuel good news for farmers and green agenda

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham E10 fuel – an eco-friendly blend of petrol and ethanol that could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000t/year – is set to be available by Sept 2021, with the announcement heralded as ‘good news’ for farmers. Charlotte Cunningham reports. Following a consultation...
  19. S

    ELM Scheme

    Hello, I have just listened to a podcast featuring a regenerative livestock farming couple, and they were discussing the changes from BPS to the ELM scheme. What are everyone's thoughts on the ELM scheme? Will it make farming fairer? Will it change things for new entrants? Does anyone have any...
  20. principal skinner

    Andrew Blenkiron

    As per poll. He wants to insult us, then let’s take the fight right back to the board and show them we are not naive, miss understood or back stabbers but we will stand up and be counted when needed.
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