Certainty over Production
Having a known cost of energy removes the danger of fuel price swings resulting in unprofitable contracts. A farm can ‘capitalise’ their future energy costs and plan future cash flows with more certainty.
Using a fuel that is created on the farm also protects the owner from future fuel cost inflation.
Some locations may have difficulty disposing of manure at certain times of year, or if local fields are saturated or exceeded safe levels of nutrients. Rather than transporting manure long distances, or costly storage, it is loaded into the bio-secure storage area and used for energy.
Having a sustainable and environmentally friendly use for manure may make it easier to obtain planning permission to extend farms in some locations.
Lastly, the financial result of these numerous benefits (energy savings, feed savings, green incentives and so on) improve the bottom line for farms, helping secure their future viability in increasingly competitive times.