“BIOGEN’s Twinwoods AD Plant”, the first of its kind in the UK, was conceived in 2003 to solve the problem of dealing with the considerable amounts of pig slurry Bedfordia Farms were having to deal with each year, as well as finding an alternative and sustainable income for the business.
The integrated AD approach was seen as an exemplary green solution to the significant food waste challenges that also exist in the UK. Therefore by integrating the AD process into the farming environment at Bedfordia Farms, both food and animal waste could be dealt with in an environmentally friendly way whilst producing renewable electricity and a nutrient-rich bio-fertiliser. The fertiliser is used as an integral part of the arable crop production of the farm. What starts in food production, ends in food production – closing the loop.