NFU response on AD and composting consultation

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The NFU has responded to the Environment Agency review of biowaste permits to improve environmental outcomes – call for evidence.

Key points

The key points from our response are as follows:-

  • Any changes or removal of standard rule permits need to not stifle the future growth of the on-farm Anaerobic Digestion (AD) sector. Reversion to bespoke permitting would be a retrograde step.
  • Training requirements need to be proportional to the size, complexity and feedstock of the AD unit.
  • The NFU supports competence training which is light touch, refresher training or on-the-job continual professional development (CPD).

Why is this of interest to you?

The call for evidence is of interest to the NFU and its members as it talks about:

  • Removing some little used on-farm AD Standard permits from the regime
  • Altering the competence requirements for standard permit holders
  • Changes to digestate storage capacity

NFU members can read the NFU's response here. (Members only - you will be asked to log in.)

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