Making energy from road kill (ish). Combine project launched at Hafod y Llan

The purpose of the whle project. Can we make sustainable and economic biomass from marginal crops?

The purpose of the whole project. Can we make sustainable and economic biomass from marginal crops?

Only kidding with the title. If by road kill we mean road verge harvesting (biomass – grasses) then it would be accurate. Today at Hafod y Llan and for the next 4 days we (National Trust, Cwm Harry Land Trust Ltd, Seven Wye Energy Agency and the University of Kassel) launched the 2 year research am demonstration project which is the Combine project. The ultimate aim is to look at the viability and sustainability of harvesting marginal crops (Rushes, Gorse, Bracken and road verge crops) to make high quality biomass to be used in gasification biomass systems and to support AD development. The day went great with a good turn out. Most of the slots for the next few days are booked-out with people coming from all over the UK. Crops are ready, partnerships being developed, debates being debated. Lets see.

The business end of the Blue Conrad. Screw press, generator (biogass driven) Fermenting bins, fuel loader, briquette maker. Simple...well not really. Lots and lots of research to get us to this point

The business end of the Blue Conrad. Screw press, generator (bio-gas driven) Fermenting bins, fuel loader, briquette maker. Simple…well not really. Lots and lots of research to get us to this point

The lads were interested in the work. especially with the sweet smell of the AD and silage filling the air

The lads were interested in the work. especially with the sweet smell of the AD and silage filling the air

 

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