Rush…ing for biomass. AD biomass maker coming to NT Hafod y Llan

Blue Conrad. This is coming to Hafod y Llan in Nov. Can we turn a problem into an opportunity?

Blue Conrad. This is coming to Hafod y Llan in Nov. Can we turn a problem into an opportunity?

The open day at Hafod y Llan seems to have gone down well with all. Part of the day was a presentation by Andy Bull of the Seven Wye Energy Agency who along with Cwm Harry Land Trust Ltd and the National Trust are working togther on the Interreg supported pan European ‘Combine’ project. In essence its an IBBS anaerobic digestion powered biomass briquette making process. Sounds simple! We are interested because of the possibility of being able to test and research the use of problematic soft rush, gorse and bracken crops to make into biomass. We hope it might deliver a viable biomass supply which will utilise land which is currently of low biodiversity value but the process of management could increase this ecological value whilst delivering a valuable, low-carbon biomass fuel alternative. Other possible feedstocks include highway verge arisings which are also being evaluated by partner countries. Much much more to come on this when we start harvesting later in the summer  and then hosting the machinery later in the year. The project will be evaluated economically, ecologically and whole life (carbon for example) Exciting times!

The IFBB process

The IBBS process – harvesting, ensiling, washing, pressing

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2 Responses to Rush…ing for biomass. AD biomass maker coming to NT Hafod y Llan

  1. Great website and wonderful post.
    There are many industrial and commercial properties making great use of a biomass boilers – keep spreading the word

  2. Pingback: Blue Conrad has landed. Biomass fuel supply solution…lets see? | National Trust Going Green

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