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Leavesley Group Agricultural Division - Anaerobic Digestor with cows
Leavesley Group Agricultural Division - Anaerobic Digestion Bacteria
Leavesley Group Agricultural Division - Anaerobic Digestion Plant
Leavesley Group Agricultural Division - Anaerobic Digestion Plant

Anaerobic Digestion

Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is a natural process in which micro-organisms decompose organic matter in airtight digester tanks to produce biogas and digestate. Biogas is a source of renewable energy, whilst digestate is a highly valuable biofertiliser.

Our re-use of maize, pig and cow manure provide a fully sustainable and integrated system for resource and environmental management.

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Our initial prime drivers were the reduction of pig costs and increase in social responsibility. The reduction in farm odours and increase in waste recycling worked in the round, reduced costs, helped the environment, and supported government initiatives to work towards a zero waste economy

Joe Blackstone
Technical Director,
Midland Pig Producers Limited

Benefits of Anaerobic Digestion

  • Closes the production cycle

  • Lower use of fossil fuels

  • Lower GHG emissions from open manure stores

  • Lower use of mineral fertiliser