Digestate is easier to manage from agricultural facilities, as the land that previously received the raw manures or slurries, or the land used to grow crops to feed the plant can be used for spreading. This offers the added benefit of reducing reliance on fossil fertilisers and can offer significant cost savings which should be considered as part of the economic model.
Dependent on scale and feedstock, different regulations and incentives apply. The respective pages on this site provide all the necessary information; a specific page has been written for small-scale developers, focusing on opportunities in the 25 – 250kWe bracket.
The menu on the right-hand side of this page will help you navigate to information on every stage of the AD process from feedstock through to digestate, and to examine the economics of agricultural AD.