Search

Free with the EDP and Evening News today - 56-page Wembley Souvenir Picture Special Pink Un

Plans for renewable energy facility at Gresham

07:00 16 November 2010

Biogas maize crops

Biogas maize crops

Archant © 2009

Proposals have been put forward to create a renewable energy facility near Gresham which will convert crops into a source of electricity.

The plans, which have been submitted to North Norfolk District Council by Future Biogas Limited, are for a biogas digester to be erected at Stonepit Hill in Plum Lane, Gresham, on an open field, which is currently used for farming.

The digester will enable locally sourced crops such as maize and sugar beet to be converted into biogas, a gas made from the digestion of agricultural and animal waste, which can then be collected and used as a fuel to produce electricity.

It is intended the local farmers will grow and supply the energy crops, and will also be able to use a bio-fertiliser which is produced while the crops are being converted into the biogas.

The plans are currently under consultation.

3 comments

  • It's good to see some renewable energy coming to North Norfolk. Using local biomass to make clean energy is a very sensible idea. North Norfolk is not blessed with a good road network but that shouldn't stop us doing our bit.

    Report this comment

    Harold

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

  • This may be good renewable energy, but the Plum Lane site is just not suitable for some 8,000 heavy tractor-and-15 ton trailer journeys a year - or 44 every day during the 5 month harvest season. The local road network in and leading to Plum Lane from all directions can barely cope with the existing heavy farm and other traffic - Sheringham residents taking the Pretty Corner-Plum Lane shortcut south will already know. Find another site. This one is wholly wrong.

    Report this comment

    Maurice

    Wednesday, November 17, 2010

  • They are building another one of these huge anerobic digesters at Felthorpe. It is HUGE. I live near Gresham and I shudder at the thought of what 8,000 lorry movements would have on the quiet lanes around Gresham. Why doesn't the owner of the land (Peter Seaman) put one of these plants near to his house instead??? How selfish! The idea is good but the site is totally unsuitable.

    Report this comment

    Geoff

    Thursday, November 18, 2010

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

Other news

Amy Covell with her googly-eyed stones with painted faces raising money for a dementia charity.
 
Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A schoolgirl’s google-eyed stones are helping raise funds for research into a form of dementia suffered by her late granddad.

Cromer's Cabbell Park football ground, which is earmarked for a new doctors' surgery.

People in Cromer are being given a chance to have their say on the future of a key piece of land earmarked for a new doctors’ surgery.

Andrew Tunwell, facilities manager of the Bure Valley Railway, cleaning up glass outside the Aylsham station shop which was broken into. Picture: SUBMITTED

Collectable model train sets worth £1,600 were stolen from a north Norfolk railway attraction this morning.

HMP Bure.

An electrical fire broke out in the kitchen of a Norfolk prison today.

Most Read

Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

A dog walker was assaulted on a north Norfolk beach.

Read more
Norfolk police
09:25
Police Officers. Picture: Ian Burt

Traffic is returning to normal after a deer blocked the A47 Acle Straight this morning.

Read more
Twitter
Amy Covell with her googly-eyed stones with painted faces raising money for a dementia charity.
 
Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A schoolgirl’s google-eyed stones are helping raise funds for research into a form of dementia suffered by her late granddad.

Read more
North Walsham
Edith Cavell Academy and Nursery. Photo: Steve Adams.

The headteacher of a primary school which was at the centre of a row over its conversion to an academy has announced he is leaving, less than a year after it was taken over by an outside sponsor.

Read more
academies
Cromer's Cabbell Park football ground, which is earmarked for a new doctors' surgery.

People in Cromer are being given a chance to have their say on the future of a key piece of land earmarked for a new doctors’ surgery.

Read more
Tom FitzPatrick

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Norfolk News e-edition today E-edition