Wessex NMN - Nurturing Natural Resources – 100% Green

The CIWM SW Wessex New Member Network Group are hosting an event on the 5th September at the Sustainable Energy Visitor Centre operated by Wyke Farms. The Centre tells the story of the company’s green journey. 

Wyke Farms, in the heart of Somerset, have been family farming for over 150 years. The goal of the company is to create a sustainable working farm, harnessing natural resources to source electricity and gas from both solar and biogas generated from farm and dairy waste.

Wyke Farms generate renewable electricity and gas from anaerobic digestion. They utilise the by-products and wastes of cheese making and from the farm along with other feedstocks to produce renewable energy. The electric is used to help power the AD site and Cheese Dairy. The gas is cleaned and injected into the main gas grid. 

They have installed energy saving solutions throughout their sites including inverters and LED lighting. 
On two of their farms they have installed solar panels on farm roofs, they have a water recovery plant at their cheese dairy, they run several electric vehicles charged using renewable energy.

Date: Thursday 5th September 2019

Time: 09.30 – 13.00. Following a presentation there will be a site tour of the AD plant followed by lunch.

Venue: Sustainable Energy Centre,Wyke Farms, Bruton, Somerset. 

Directions:  The Centre is located at Lambrook, Lamyatt, BA4 6NX near Bruton. This is about a mile down the road from their cheese dairy site. It is signposted on the side of the road “Sustainable Energy Centre”, if you proceed down the right hand drive, continue driving past three of our big green tanks then you will reach our Visitor Centre, drive up the slope to the double green gates. 

Car sharing: The site is not easily accessible by public transport so we would encourage everyone to car share wherever possible. If you can offer a car share place, or would like one, and are happy to share your contact details with other delegates for this purpose only, please complete section when registering for the event.

PPE:  All delegates are required to bring a hi- visibility vest or coat and wear stout shoes or boots. 

Dietary requirements:  If you have any dietary requirements, please provide details when registering for the event.

Continuing Professional Development: Please note that all our meetings count towards the CIWM Structured Education & Training Programme and Continuing Professional Development.

Contact for any further queries: Tessa Bowering, CIWM Wessex New Member Network - Working Group, Tel: 01258 483416 E-mail: tessa.bowering@environment-agency.gov.uk




05/09/2019 09:30 - 13:00
Sustainable Energy Centre Wyke Farms Bruton Somerset

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