1. sjt01

    Biogas at Wighton

    My initial exposure to the biogas experience is when I was running the Ag Eng workshop at Bunda College, University of Malawi. In 1977, the then farm manager, Felix Pereira, a Goan, wanted to build a Gobar digester for the dairy manure to make gas for cooking staff food. I was roped in to get...
  2. Exfarmer

    A letter to a Norfolk tractor driver

    This is an open letter to the young tractor driver from Norfolk, just in case he is on here. You will know who you are, if you were driving near Fakenham a couple of weeks ago and pushed my neighbour into the ditch by your grossly inconsiderate driving. I would like to assure you she is well...
  3. D

    8% cut, every year, in fossil fuel use.

    Just been on the radio news that the only way to avert climate crisis (their words) is to reduce fossil fuel use by 8% every year, starting now. I would see this as a massive opportunity to promote UK home production of food, primarily through reduced food miles. Any suggestions on how to get...
  4. W

    Meat: a threat to our planet.

    Just seen this on BBC, on next Monday night, wonder what message it will be pushing.:rolleyes:
  5. jerseycowsman

    John Lewis trucks running on biomethane

    does anybody know where I can find more info about this. We will be needing new slurry storage soon, if we can store it and use the methane for the tractor or sell it, that would be good. But can’t find anymore info other than this article about it...
  6. Robt

    Fendt telehandler

    See it’s being launched at Agritechnica . Who is building it?
  7. JP1

    Robert Forster: Climate change, an agricultural perspective

    Climate change: An agricultural overview. An informed summary of the problems facing the UK, and then the world, is impossible unless it is acknowledged that climate change impact dominates the thinking of noisy, sometimes self-promoting, sections of the wealthy western middle class much more...
  8. B

    Maize Mess Madness

    our neighbour next door has for last year and this year let out most of his farm sum 1000 acres to a third party to grow maize. Well it seemed to go alright last year with the harvest and carting the many trailers on the public very busy roads? but this year the weather turning wet and staying...
  9. sjt01

    Historical photos from North Norfolk

    As requested by JP1. Lets start with my Great Grandfather We can date this one at about 1920, after the War Memorial was erected but before the street was tarred.
  10. CPM RSS

    Biogas – Growing for gas

    Written by cpm Growing crops for anaerobic digesters is enjoying a resurgence in interest. CPM visits KWS’s maize headquarters to find out the key factors worth considering when growing for gas. Growing crops for biogas needs as much thought, planning and husbandry expertise as cropping for...
  11. Foregoneconclusion

    Economics of a 650 m3 Biogas plant

    This would be largely slurry/ animal waste fired. Plan to use heat and leccy all year round on farm and district system. What sort of running time could i expect/ should i be targeting, what sort of capital/ running costs could be expected? Practically speaking what is the most efficient...
  12. RKE BioGroup


    Where is data to find what 5000 tonnes of maize would be worth to someone? Thanks
  13. oldoaktree

    Bio gas plant

    In my local area there’s a farm which has a biogas plant . Some of the locals told me that they’d been offered gas from it . I wasn’t sure how this was going to happen. So move on a few weeks and the local pub have a letter up most of the locals have got . I states that the farm will be...
  14. E

    Quilla energt

    I’ve only just found out that Quilla energy have gone into administration, any body know why?
  15. Agriland RSS

    Europe’s first 9900i goes to Northern Ireland

    Written by Agriland Team The first John Deere 9900i self-propelled forage harvester to be sold in Europe is owned by a contractor in Northern Ireland. The machine belongs to Lagan Brothers of Moneymore. Started in 2003, the business is run by Michael Lagan (pictured above) and his brothers...
  16. The Business Barn

    Cheese by product set to power homes - renewable energy idea

    An English creamery is now using its by-products to create biogas in a new sustainable energy project. Yorkshire cheese producer Wensleydale Creamery will supply whey – which was previously discarded - to a local biogas plant to generate 10,000 MWh of thermal power, enough to heat 800 homes per...
  17. Rob_AD

    Salvaging whole crop

    A lot of our rye has gone down this year and we are pondering whether to mow the fields with a Big M and group it into rows. Have been told this is the best way to salvage the crop that’s on the ground but it could be at the expense of some of the heads which could get knocked off and lost...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Slurry powered milk trucks; is this the future?

    Written by Agriland Team Farmers in Sweden are contributing to a fossil fuel free future through turning their farms’ slurry into biogas – which is then being used to power Arla milk trucks. Arla is a leading international dairy co-operative; owned by 10,300 farmers from the UK, Denmark...
  19. Agriland RSS

    Arla to power Swedish trucks with farmyard manure

    Written by Rachel Martin Pioneering Arla farmers are starting to make the most of their farmyard manure by turning it into biogas, which is now powering an Arla milk truck in Sweden. It’s not only the climate that profits; the biogas can be a source of the income for Arla’s farmer-owners, and...
  20. carboneurope

    AD BA & World Biogas Expo @ NEC, 3-4 July

    Are you visiting the show and have a requirement for Activated Carbon for your AD? Whilst we aren't exhibiting this year at the show. I will be visiting both days to speak to partners both Old and New, to assist you with all your Activated Carbon needs now and into the future. Come over and...