How we can help?
The majority of non-operational AD plants in the UK are due to an insufficient supply of feedstock, to most this would appear to be a simple problem to solve. Unfortunately the logistics involved in securing the quantities needed for an AD plant are quite complex.
At New AD we have excellent links with contract growers both here in the UK and internationally along with multiple captains of industry in the food processing industry, this allows us to source large quantities of various sufficient feedstock in a much shorter timeframe than would typically be available.
Current projections suggest that there is not enough land for traditional farming purposes and for supplying AD plants. This has led to a number of leading figures in various industries, including politicians and environmentalists, calling for land appropriated for traditional farming not to be used for the production of feedstock for AD plants. This is expected to lead to increased prices for both land rental and agricultural products that already have shown progressive growth over the past 10 years.
The plants already in operation are calculated by the NNFCC to need 17,000ha of land a year to provide crop- based feedstock, but if all crop-based AD plants currently under development went into production, the UK AD industry’s land requirement for feedstock crops would rise to 60,000ha by 2017. This approximately represents in excess of an astonishing 1% of the UK arable land area.
At New AD we have excellent links with numerous agricultural product buyers who can locate and procure large quantities of a multitude of products in a very short space of time. We also have direct ontact with contract growers across the country to provide long-term stable supply chains for AD plant operators and developers.
For more information on feedstock procurement please contact our procurement team