Renewable energy and anaerobic digestion are just two of the buzz
words concerning younger farmers as they embrace a future dominated
by climate change and dwindling supplies of traditional fuels and
Just how to farm and make a profit in the new environment
is the theme of this year's Future Farmers of Wales Annual
Fuelling Our Future is the title of the event
to be held at the International Pavilion on the Royal Welsh
Showground on Tuesday, 13 November. And the industry 'Think
Tank' comprising some of Wales's leading younger farmers
will hear from speakers who have explored imaginative ways
of exploiting new opportunities.
Chairman Geraint Hughes
says he expects the conference will provide delegates with
a timely and inspirational insight into the challenges
facing the industry.
"The renewable energy industry
is at its infancy and there's no doubt it will play a major
role in shaping our future", he adds.
want to take a lead in developing solutions, so we've got
together three speakers who are all heavily involved in
the sector and who are willing to share their good and
bad experiences with us."
Speakers will include Corwen
sheep farmer, Llyr Jones, who is a director of BML Biofuels
It aims to establish one of Wales' first on-farm bio-fuel
enterprises and Llyr will be sharing his thoughts as to
how farmers can benefit from biofuel technology.
with biomass and anaerobic digestion, as well as bio diesel,
is Research Economist, Graham Redman. He is charged with
leading the Andersons Centre Research Team in the renewables
sector and has worked with both the public and private
And generating electricity from anaerobic digestion
is the speciality of consultant John Cook. He will be sharing
with the conference ideas shaped by his work in appraising
the use of anaerobic digestion of farm and food wastes
to produce biogas.
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