How to Reduce your Farm Waste Pollution

If you work in the farming or agricultural industry, chances are you produce a large volume of waste material. Whether it’s silage, livestock manure or wastewater solids, this can have a detrimental effect on the environment if not properly stored or disposed of. For example, pesticides (chemicals used to promote the growth of plants and crops) found in green waste pose a significant risk to aquatic life if they end up in streams and rivers.

To reduce the level of environmental harm caused by your farm waste, it is therefore important to consider the different ways of working with it safely. One method of doing so is by using a biogas anaerobic digester system such as our Farm 250

What is biogas?

Rather than using traditional and costly measures to dispose of farm waste, such as spreading, think about using it to create biogas. Biogas is a blend of gases released when organic matter decomposes in the absence of oxygen (a process known as anaerobic respiration). Once separated from methane and carbon dioxide, biogas has several uses; it can help produce fuel and generate heat or electricity. Therefore, biogas encourages sustainable farming in two ways: it limits the pollution caused by waste materials and also provides you with a (free) renewable energy source. However, in order for you to reap these rewards, you must first invest in a biogas anaerobic digester system.

Finding a biogas digester that’s right for you

At J & J Carter, we excel at designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke biogas storage systems. Instead of using a steel roof or bell structure, our systems are created from a PVC membrane – a sustainable and flexible material capable of withstanding extreme weather conditions. They also take up minimal space (in comparison to wind and solar farms) and prevent odours escaping.

When investing in a biogas digester system, J & J Carter have your best interests at heart. Before jumping straight into a project, our team work to understand your individual needs so that we can later build a biogas installation specific to your farm or business. Our service also includes ongoing maintenance to ensure the operation of your system is optimised.

If you’re looking for ways to achieve more sustainable farming, read about one of our previous biogas digester installation projects in this Windover Farm case study.

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