Category Listing Print Search Results
Environment - Energy
Anaerobic Digestion Case Study
Friday, 9 March 2012
Anaerobic Digestion Case Study
Anaerobic Digestion Case Study (149.36KB)
Anaerobic Digestion Process Diagram
Thursday, 1 March 2012
Anaerobic Digestion Process Diagram from J J Power Ltd (James Harts business)
Anaerobic Digestion Process Diagram (500.09KB)
29. Make money from the sun!
Thursday, 1 December 2011
Farm case study 29: Renewable Energy Solar PV
Case Studt 29 Solar PV (139.81KB)
Renewable Heat Incentive Factsheet
Thursday, 2 December 2010
The Government have proposed a tariff called the Renewable Heat Incentive which will make payments based on heat generation from qualifying renewable technologies. This tariff is due to be introduced in June 2011
Renewable Heat Incentive Factsheet (190.72KB)
Feed-In Tariff Factsheet
Thursday, 2 December 2010
The Government want to encourage the uptake of renewable technologies therefore in April 2010 decided to introduce a financial incentive with a guaranteed rate of payment for electricity generated from qualifying renewable systems. The introduced tariff have been called the Feed-In Tariff and dramatically reduce the payback time therefore making renewable energy an financially viable investment.

FIT Factsheet (230.78KB)
Getting Warmer: A field trial of heat pumps
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
Getting Warmer: A field trial of heat pumps
The Energy Saving Trust
Getting Warmer A field trial of heat pumps (1.27MB)
AD Plant Update - October 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
The AD plant is currently in biological commissioning Ė it has been filled with slurry and feedstocks and the anaerobic digestion process has started.
Renewable energy: Anaerobic digestion
Thursday, 13 May 2010
When pig manure is stored in an oxygen-free environment, as found in a tank or lagoon, naturally occurring bacteria continue the digestion process started in the pigsí gut, breaking down undigested feedstocks and releasing gas. In the absence of oxygen anaerobic bacteria dominate and the principle gases released are methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2), this is anaerobic digestion and the mixture of gases is referred to as biogas.
Anaerobic Digestion Factsheet (447.88KB)
Renewable energy: Biomass
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Biomass most often refers to organic matter such as timber and crops grown specifically to be burnt to heat water. Biomass also refers to agricultural by-products such as straw, grain husks, forest products, waste wood and animal wastes such as slurry and chicken litter.
Biomass Fact Sheet (209.55KB)
Renewable energy: Heat pumps
Saturday, 28 November 2009
There are several types of heat pump. All use the same basic principle of extracting heat from an external source and concentrating it to obtain a higher temperature, usually then applied to water for domestic heating and hot water.
Heat Pumps Fact Sheet (136.00KB)
Renewable energy: Solar
Saturday, 28 November 2009
Solar Thermal systems use direct heat from the sun. The technology is well developed with a large choice of equipment to suit many applications.
Solar panels or collectors are fitted to roofs and collect heat from the sunís radiation.
Solar Energy Fact Sheet (262.29KB)
Renewable energy: Wind
Friday, 27 November 2009
Wind turbines harness wind energy by turning aerodynamic rotors which generates electricity. There are two basic types: Horizontal (HAWT) and
Vertical (VAWT) Axis Wind Turbines.
Wind Energy Fact Sheet (238.40KB)
Commercial Pig Unit Energy Monitoring Project
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Commercial Pig Unit Energy Monitoring Project - download for further information.
Commercial Pig Unit Energy Monitoring Project (408.12KB)
Energy Consumption on UK Pig Farms in 2006
Tuesday, 3 October 2006
Energy Consumption on UK Pig Farms in 2006 - download for further information.
Energy Consumption on UK Pig Farms in 2006 (45.92KB)
FEC Publications Order Form
Thursday, 28 September 2006
The Farm Energy Centre has produced a number of technical guides and notes which may be of interest to you. You can download the list of available publications, as well as an order form. Alternatively please contact FEC Services: 024 7669 6512 or info@fecservices.co.uk.
FEC publications order form (34.40KB)
Energy Use in Pig Farms (Carbon Trust)
Friday, 29 July 2005
Energy Use in Pig Farms (Carbon Trust)
Energy Use in Pig Farms Carbon Trust (196.42KB)