Farmers divided as AD sparks rent and land price hike

Anaerobic digestion is expanding at a rapid pace across parts of the UK but it is dividing opinion in the farming industry.

Supporters of AD plants say they are an economic and environmental boon for UK farmers, but opposers believe they are hiking up rents and pricing livestock farmers out of the market for crop and grazing land.

Here we’ve outlined what anaerobic digestion is and how much energy can be produced from agricultural crops and waste.

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