As anaerobic digestion is well suited to agricultural residues and crops, as a progressive company, JMW farms decided to get on board when the UK government requested farmers /entrepreneurs to build ad plants to help meet legislative targets imposed on them in an effort to reduce global carbon footprint. In making this major capital investment JMW farms can avail of favourable financial returns while helping reduce green house emissions and also provide organic fertiliser with increased nutrient value. Helping to contribute to a reduction in the much talked about global carbon footprint.
The anaerobic digestion process is very simple. The process begins when biomass is fed to digester i.e: sealed tank. Process begins with naturally occurring micro-organisms digesting the biomass.
This process releases methane rich gas called biogas which can be used to make renewable heat and power. This helps to lessen the use of fossil fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plant is registered with the chpqa. The left over product generated from this process which is made up of indigestible material and dead micro-organisms is called digestate. Throughout the digestive process nutrients such as nitrogen potassium and phosphate have been concentrated into digestate resulting in an excellent organic fertilisation product.