Frequently asked Questions


Naturally occurring methane that livestock (manures and digestive gases) and ponds (rotting leaves) produce is a greenhouse gas when it escapes into the atmosphere. It is also the gas we use in our boilers, ovens, power stations and even some cars and lorries. By putting manures and crops into our gas-tight digesters, we make renewable-gas that displaces fossil-gas and stops the naturally occurring methane from escaping into our atmosphere.


The amount of renewable natural gas (or RNG) is the equivalent of the average use of between 4,000 and 5,000 homes each year as stated by Ofgem.

Did you know that the renewable gas we make is created from carbon dioxide that is removed from the atmosphere? The feedstock we process comes from plants that remove CO2 from the atmopshere while they are growing and use the sun and photosynthesis to turn it into leaves, stems, flowers and seeds. Most of this CO2 stays in the digestate (a renewable organic fertiliser), which is put into the farmer’s soils, where it stays for years. This means that the carbon in fossil fuel gas can stay where it is (stored under the ground and sea).

We will use farmyard manures, straw and locally grown crops (such as maize, grass, cereals, etc) to feed the AD plant.

No. All the materials we will feed are already grown or produced on local farms; and the AD site itself has always previously been an active farm yard, straw store and cattle farm.

We don’t expect you to notice any difference but if you do have concerns or see something that doesnt look right – please to contact us here…

Farmers have always used all of the roads in the local area to move agricultural products. However, we have set specific routes for HGVs to take and will be providing this to companies that use the plant.

In addition, there are certain roads we have excluded completely from use because they are not suitable.

More information will be found in our “Vehicle Routing and Signage Strategy” which is due to be released shortly.

The vehicles transporting materials to and from the site will vary. Most feedstock and digestate will be transported by tractor and trailer or tractor and tanker. Some materials may occasionally be delivered by HGV. For example, some straw may come by HGV and some digestate may go out by HGV/tanker.

No – the site will have lighting, but it will be on motion sensor only. Since normal operations only take place during the day, the site will be in darkness at night unless there is a fault requiring repair or in the early evening and pre-dawn mornings during the winter – in which case only that small area of the site in use will be lit.

Road Works

We are installing a gas pipeline that takes the renewable natural gas produced by the AD site to the place where we connect into the local gass network.

More detailed information can be found HERE but the overall programme is approximately 15 – 20 weeks.

The 18 months is how long the legal order is in place to suspend parking or close the roads, its not the amount of time that it will actually take us to complete the works. Click HERE to see the programme that shows the duration.

We have created a map showing the route and when each part of the works will take place. Our programme is available HERE

Yes, if there are any problems, talk to one of the team on site & they will assist.

Please use the contact form or the email on this website.

Sometimes we are unable to keep traffic flowing whilst also ensuring the safety of our mainlaying team and therefore we need to close the road. We will always try to keep the time take and disruption to a minimum.

There are parking restrictions in place whilst works are being undertaken. The school can be accessed as normal via the footpaths.

Works have been planned to avoid working in the area of the High School during exam periods to ensure exams are not disrupted .

Planned working times are Mon-Fri between the hours of 7.00 – 17.30.

There is not enough space to safely work in the street and allow traffic to pass if vehicles are also parked within this location.


Brains Farm will produce around 50 million kWh of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)per year.

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