CIWM are organising an ‘Introduction to PAS110 and End of Waste Criteria’ course on 24th May, for which NFU members are able to get a discount. This course will provide knowledge on how to check the digestate output from anaerobic digestion and biogas production is safe to be used as a bio fertiliser.
PAS110 and end of waste criteria are industry specifications to ensure the quality of digestate output from the AD plants. With BSI PAS110 accreditation, the digestate is classified as a product, not a waste, meaning it does not require the same permits, issued by the Environment Agency, to spread to land.
The course will provide training on how to:
- Identify the key features of PAS110, the AD quality protocol (ADQP) and SEPA positioning statement
- Understand how the certification scheme works
- Implement a quality management system and the requirements of hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP)
- Keep the required records for compliance with all of the above
Overall, it will provide you with an understanding of the criteria for quality digestate output and the conditions under which it can be utilised as a product and not a waste material.
The course is relevant for both those who have an AD plant on their farm, or who accept anaerobic digestate to spread onto their land.
For further information, go onto the CIWM website or contact RWxhaW5lLk1pbGxzQGNpd20uY28udWs= or call 01604 823341. If applying online, use code NFU10 at checkout to receive the NFU member discount.