This course teaches the basics of clamp management and silaging — why we do it, how it’s done properly, the science and losses. Participants will get a better understanding of sheeting best practice. The course also highlights the Environment Agency’s insight on SSAFO compliance and effluent risks. It is ideal for on-farm AD plants, feedstock suppliers, farmers and plant operators.
Looking at the whole process, from filling and covering the clamp, monitoring the silage quality to feed-out/ emptying and considering environmental challenges and contract management. Whether you do this yourself, or contract it out, slight modifications can bring a significant improvement in yield. Even a 5% or 10% increase in yield will produce huge financial benefits, immediately and across the lifespan of your plant.
09:30-09:45 Welcome and networking
09:45- 10:45 Working with sub-contractors: contract management – Jonathan Croley, Senior Associate, Ashfords LLP
10:45-11:45 The science of silaging and reducing clamp losses – Mandy Mason, Technical Area Manager, AD Feedstock Solutions
12:00-13:00 Environmental challenges – Alan Jones, Environment Officer, the Environment Agency
13:30-14:30 Filling & covering the clamp: the golden rules – Will Wilson, Business Development Director, Ark Agricultural
14:30-15:30 Monitoring the feedstock quality and feed-out best practice – Melanie Hecht, FM Bioenergy
This event will look at the complete process of clamping, including: the importance of monitoring & how this overarches the whole process; how to safely and efficiently fill the clamp; the science behind good clamp practices; covering the clamp effectively; feed-out best practice; contracts; and regulation.
ADBA is the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association. We have carefully crafted this event through our extensive industry knowledge and network of experts.
Member delegate ticket: £195 + VAT
Non-Member delegate ticket: £295 + VAT
Please note, one delegate per ticket. If you would like to make a large group booking please email us for our large group booking discount.
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