Dartington AD plantAnaerobic Digestion plant planned for Old Parsonage Farm
THE FACTS AND FIGURES
What: Anaerobic Digestion plant for Dartington Dairy
Where: Old Parsonage Farm on The Dartington Estate
Why we love it: Supporting renewable, clean energy to become integrated into modern farming
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 is currently applying to the Rural Community Energy Fund for funding for a full feasibility study with leading international expert in biogas research, Dr Phil Hobbs and local energy company, Argand Solutions.