Initiative to help poultry farms become self-sustainable

Energy regulator Ofgem has said that combined heat and power plants that run on poultry litter will benefit from the optimum tariff under Renewable Heat Incentive legislation.

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Stategy (BEIS) and the Department for the Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra) confirmed that poultry litter uniquely sustainable in Combined Heat & Power (CHP) plants is “eligible for the highest solid biomass CHP tariff”.

“I am delighted that ministers Jesse Norman [Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at BEIS] and George Eustice [Minister of State for Defra] have come together to reaffirm the government’s commitment to the poultry industry,” said Declan O’Connor, managing director of BHSL, a business that works with the industry and UK government on the solid biomass CHP tariff classification.

“The Renewable Heat Incentive is one of the most ambitious green tariff schemes in the world with strict environmental criteria which is clearly being upheld. This government’s support for uniquely sustainable poultry litter reaffirms their high regard for the environment and will drive froward investment in the UK poultry and renewable sectors.”

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