Grab the chance to see ‘gas to grid’ energy project

Farmers are being offered the chance to see the first ‘gas to grid’ farm-based renewables project being installed in Fife.

NFU Scotland’s ground-breaking Renewable Development Initiative is inviting all interested parties to Peacehill Farm near Wormit on Tuesday 8 December.

Hosted by Ross Forster, this anaerobic digestion project is currently under construction but, once completed, it will be the first gas to grid AD project in Fife. 

The AD plant covers a two hectare site and is fed from cereal and vegetable stock. The farm has put in place a three-year crop plan to match the expected output of the AD plant.

In addition to the AD plant, Peacehill Farm already has two biomass boiler systems which supply heat to a series of chicken sheds. As well as creating a new income stream for the farm, the biomass boilers have also improved the quality and survival rates of the chickens.

The visit is one of the final events to be held as part of NFU Scotland’s three-year RDI project, designed to provide sound, independent advice to farmers and land managers across Scotland on renewable energy. Through a programme of on-farm events, co-ordinated by Thomas McMillan of Savills Smiths Gore, the initiative has already shown more than a thousand Scottish farmers and land managers energy projects that are contributing to farm businesses or are at the planning stage. 

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