You must read our general guidance on exempt waste operations before reading this specific guidance. This will help you to fully understand the steps you must take to ensure you comply with the exempt waste operation(s) you want to register. You can read our general guidance at the link below:
Summary of exemption
This web page contains a brief summary of the exemption so you can see if it is applicable to you. There is a link to the full guidance document at the bottom of this page.
What is the purpose of this exemption?
To allow farmers to anaerobically digest manures, slurries and vegetation on their farms to produce digestate that can be used as a fertiliser or soil conditioner. This reduces the need to use inorganic fertilisers.
The anaerobic digestion (AD) process also produces biogas, which can be burnt to generate energy, either for use on the farm or for export to the national grid.
What types of activities can I do?
- Anaerobically digest manure and plant tissue waste in a dedicated AD plant to produce a digestate.
- Burn the biogas produced by the AD process to produce energy to provide power on your farm or export to the national grid.
- Sort, screen, cut, shred, pulverise and chip the waste to aid the AD process.
T25 allows you to treat waste by anaerobic digestion and burn the resultant biogas for energy recovery at premises not used for agriculture:
You can spread the digestate on your farm if you register exemptions U10 or U11:
How to register this exemption
Once you have read and understood the full guidance, please go to the following page to register:
Read the full guidance for this exemption
Please read the document below for the full guidance on this exemption: