The Future of Digestate Use on Farmland
Digestate from the AD process can be a useful biofertiliser. Regulations control its use to ensure it does not pollute our soil or release greenhouse gases into the air.
This interactive workshop will be a chance to discover how changes to the policy and subsidy landscape are likely to impact on the use of digestate, from the AD process, as a fertiliser. It will also be an opportunity to: share experiences of managing digestate use; share concerns about future changes; and discuss the potential for innovation to provide solutions.
This hybrid event can be attended in-person or online and is suitable for livestock farmers, AD operators, researchers, technologists, consultants, regulators, waste managers and waste producers.
08:00 Morning welcome: Tea, coffee, bacon sandwich
08:30 Introduction to the webinar – Elspeth Bartlet (BioVale)
08:35 Working with the current regulations – Philippa Arnold (NFU)
08.45 Policy update: regulations and subsidies with an impact on digestate use – Leanne Williams (ADBA)
08:55 Does digestate have a future? – David Tomkins (Aqua Enviro)
09.05 Breakout group discussions
10.05 Feedback by group facilitators