Biffa Poplars Farm AD Plant

Solid and Liquid Digestate

History of the Biffa Poplars AD Plant

Poplars Farm is Biffa's flagship plant in Cannock which opened in April 2011, at an investment of £24million, and has the capacity to handle up to 120,000 tonnes of food waste per year.

What is Anaerobic Digestion?

The process of anaerobic digestion provides a source of renewable energy, as the waste is broken down to produce bio gas (a mixture of methane and carbon dioxide).

The bio gas is used to generate electricity and heat to power on-site equipment with surplus electricity exported to the National Grid.

A further by-product of the process is bio-fertiliser (the digestate from the process), which is rich in nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and other elements required for healthy plant growth and fertile soil.

Bio-fertiliser from source segregated waste can be applied directly to agricultural land where it meets PAS 110 standard.

What We Do

The Services We Provide:

  • Soil Nutrient Planning through our FACTS qualified advisors
  • Land finding through our extensive land bank
  • Delivery & Spreading Service

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