Feedstocks

We have incorporated 3 distinct feedstock processing streams to allow Lanes Farm Energy to source a wide range of food and agricultural waste.
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Solid Food Waste

The solid feedstock stream will process 20,000 tonnes per annum, and has been designed to cater for a variety of foodwaste types. This is discharged within the solid feedstock reception area, sited inside a sealed building which is fully odour controlled. Deliveries will be fed into hoppers with a screw system in the base. From the hopper solid material will be conveyed into a crusher to reduce particle size and converted into a liquid material ready for pumping.

Agricultural Feedstocks

The Lanes Farm Energy site has two solids feeders so crops and manures can be added to the digesters. These have a combined capacity of around 300mᶟ. The feeders are filled by a loading shovel, they then gradually feed material to a maceration and mixing system where the material is shredded and mixed with liquid so it can be pumped into the digesters.

Liquid Food Waste

This stream allows for tankered deliveries of food waste. The waste is directly offloaded from vehicles to storage tanks before it is pumped to the digesters. Four tanks are available forstorage and have a total volume of around 900mᶟ.  The storage tanks are mixed and have heating to ensure that the contents continue to flow freely.  All tanks are fully covered and connected to an odour control system.

Forward Thinking

Lanes Farm Energy is liaising with numerous organisations that can supply waste suitable for the anaerobic digestion process. These include farmers, stakeholders in the food industry, abattoirs and waste management organisations. We are actively seeking other local organisations who are interested in building mutually benefcial long-term partnerships.


A stable supply of feedstock will be key to the success of our business, and we aim to build strong relationships backed by long term contracts for the supply of suitable feedstock for Lanes Farm Energy for the next 20 years.

If you are interested in working with us please contact us for further discussion