Disappointment for on-farm Anaerobic Digestion
DECC have announced that a consultation promised by Energy Minister Greg Barker into Feed in Tariff support for smaller AD units will not now go ahead.
It had been hoped that a 20% reduction in support across all project bands announced in January would be reviewed in order that greater commercial support for on farm units up to 250 kW of installed capacity would continue. The ADBA have long lobbied minsters that large ‘commercial’ AD plants of 500 kW and above have skewed the uptake in the technology sector and this imbalance had to be addressed.
A detailed article can be read here, but the commercial viability of truly sustainable farm scale projects are likely to move from ‘marginal’ to ‘impossible’ without significant deployment cost reductions.