Poor Regulation

Poor Regulation

Poor Regulation FollowFollow AD plants that have caused catastrophic pollution have sometimes been operating without a permit from Natural Resources Wales nor even planning permission. The accident on the Teifi in 2016, which killed 18,000 fish, is an example on an AD...
Digestate

Digestate

Digestate FollowFollow Excessive nutrients change the ecology in rivers and can cause severe algal blooms, as seen in the Wye ctachment in recent years. In addition to energy, AD plants’ end product is digestate, a liquid substance that is high in phosphorus and other...
The Black Hole Of Planning

The Black Hole Of Planning

The Black Hole Of Planning FollowFollow The incorrect assumption that Natural Resources Wales is regulating the spreading of digestate and protecting SAC rivers has allowed planners to approve developments that will probably damage them. In late 2021, a new poultry...
Crops to Feed AD Plants

Crops to Feed AD Plants

Crops to Feed AD Plants FollowFollow This is a problem that the AD industry itself recognises. Putting aside questions over taking land out of food production, the growing of maize for anaerobic digestion is never beneficial for rivers and usually quite damaging for...