Anaerobic digester plant proposed for Penans Farm supported by Grampound Parish Council
In summer 2016, Qila Energy submitted a planning application for a gas grid entry unit on land at Penans Farm near Grampound. The planning application was approved and the unit was installed in late 2016.
It was always intended that this would be the first phase of a 2-phase project. The second phases is to install an anaerobic digester plant. Anaerobic digestion is a renewable energy technology that uses agricultural products including slurry to produce an organic bio-fertiliser and methane gas that can be injected into the national gas grid.
The planning application has now been submitted for this second phase. The application reference number is PA17/02955. All the planning documents are available to view online.
At its meeting on 21 July, Grampound with Creed Parish Council voted to support the planning application on the grounds that it was a good renewable energy project and it would bring benefit to local farmers.