Wiltshire dairy farm adds energy to milk production


Stowell Dairies required capital investment to improve the dairy unit at East Stowell and to meet amended slurry regulations. EnviTec Biogas UK worked with them to design a biogas plant that would produce 4.1 million kWh of electricity and 3.55 million kWh of surplus heat.

The facility is part of a development of 500 dairy cows with state of the art milking and handling facilities. The project also incorporates a viewing gallery and education room overlooking the parlour, and new welfare facilities. In addition, finance went towards feed storage buildings and silage clamps, ensuring Stowell is self-sufficient in feedstock.

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