A Wight Christmas Day 20

The Twelve Days of Tapnell..

1 AD (Anerobic Digestion) Plant... 

Tapnell Farm together with Isle of Wight Grain and other farmers have built an Anerobic Digestion Plant. The AD plant produces gas to grid energy using waste produce from Tapnell Farm and other island businesses. Anaerobic digestion is widely used as a source of renewable energy. The process produces a biogas, consisting of methane, carbon dioxide and traces of other ‘contaminant’ gases. This biogas can be used directly as fuel, in combined heat and power gas engines or upgraded to natural gas-quality biomethane. The nutrient-rich digestate also produced can be used as fertilizer.