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Anaerobic Digester Plant - Rainbarrow Farm

Rainbarrow Farm is the UK’s first commercial biomethane-to-grid plant, currently generating enough gas to flow to 5,320 houses mid-winter and 59,150 houses mid-summer. A significant upgrading process in 2019 means the output is expected to increase to power 7,250 houses in winter and 80,600 houses in summer by the end of 2019.

Biogas produced at Rainbarrow Farm was first cleaned and injected as biomethane into the National Grid on 11 October 2012. A joint venture partnership was formed (JV Energen LLP) between the Duchy of Cornwall, a local farmer who needed more sustainable break crops and fertiliser sources, and Active Business Partnerships. JV Energen, The Duchy of Cornwall were presented with the UK’s first ever Green Gas Certificates.

A recent development at Rainbarrow Farm means that the digestate – the material left at the end of the AD process – can be sold and used as a nutrient rich bio-fertiliser, which helps farmers and gardeners to reduce reliance on more costly, oil derived fertilisers.

Bloomin Amazing

Here is a graphic to describe the Anaerobic Digester (AD) process at Rainbarrow Farm

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