Dartington AD plant

Anaerobic Digestion plant planned for Old Parsonage Farm



What: Anaerobic Digestion plant for Dartington Dairy
Where: Old Parsonage Farm on The Dartington Estate
Why we love it: Supporting renewable, clean energy with modern sustainable farming.

Green, locally produced energy, which will provide extra nutrients for the farm and provide an extra income stream for the farming business.

Potential [Average] Generation: Est. 70-100 kW electricity and and 100 kW heat



Tresoc has been working with the Dartington Hall Trust over a number of years to develop a proposal for a suitable anaerobic digestion plant at Old Parsonage Farm.  Work has gathered pace recently with new tenant farmer Jon Perkin now settled in and supporting the project.

Farmyard manure from Jon’s cows and goats should yield enough biogas to generate a continuous output of  70-100 kW electricity and 100+ kW heat for use on the farm and by neighbouring energy consumers on the Dartington Estate.

Tresoc received funding from the Rural Community Energy Fund to undertake a full feasibility study with leading international expert in biogas research, Dr Phil Hobbs and local energy company, Argand Solutions. A copy of this report is available to read.

In September, 2018, we also offered a series of Walks and Talks at Dartington Dairy with Jon Perkin to talk about making energy from goat dung.