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Training | Clamp Management and Compliance

17 October, 2023 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Location: Online

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, Partner,  Ashfords LLP

10:45-11:45       The science of silaging and reducing clamp lossesDr David Davies of Silage Solutions Ltd 

11:45-12:00      Break

12:00-13:00     Environmental challenges – Alan Jones, Environment Officer, the Environment Agency

13:00-13:30     Lunchbreak 

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

15:30-16:00     Questions-and-Answers


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.

For queries about the training course content, contact Cheryl Murdoch, Events Manager at ADBA, at 

For queries about payment, contact Angela Knight, Finance Assistant at ADBA, at or +44 (0) 20 3960 0782


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