Slurry rules could help regulate AD digestate

Pollution from anaerobic digestion plants could be minimised by using technical standards for storing farm slurry

Farm slurry rules could be used to regulate storage of digestate at anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, a government report suggests.

The report, published on 21 November, is the result of a joint research project by DEFRA and the farming industry into regulation of slurry management and storage.

It makes a number of recommendations on reducing ammonia emissions and tackling diffuse pollution. These are needed to meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive and the Nitrates Directive.

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