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You may remember back in November we shared some of the sustainability progress at the University’s Farm, well now we’re back with more and it’s still cow-themed!

The Sustainability Team are currently working with the University’s Farm to build an anaerobic digestion plant at Park Farm. Once completed, this system will capture and burn the methane naturally produced from cow slurry (but usually lost to the atmosphere), producing approximately £30k of electricity which will make the farm self-sufficient.

As methane has a much greater CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) than CO2, this project will reduce the farm’s local emissions whilst contributing to the circular economy in a unique way by using a waste product twice – once for gasification and a second time for fertiliser. 

There’s still a long way to go but you can see the progress so far below! Stay tuned for more updates.

Written by Bekki Ward