Biofuels producer switches to fertiliser from electricity

SS Agri Power, the biofuels producer, has signalled the seriousness of its plans for PlantGrowTM by switching its focus to PlantGrowTM production rather than electricity generation.

PlantGrow, a new fertiliser and plant food, was originally developed by SS Agri Power as a means of utilising the residue produced by their anaerobic digester whilst generating green electricity. The company has committed its facilities to PlantGrow production. From now on it is electricity that will be the by-product of the plant.

The product launched at Glee in September.

In order to guarantee the purity of PlantGrow, SS Agri Power decided to only use crops grown specifically for the purpose of producing the fertiliser. The digester has undergone a 60-day deep clean to make sure no trace of waste remains.

For the purposes of producing PlantGrow, zero waste can be allowed to pass through the digester, if the product is to meet the strict rules on what is pure and waste free.

Steve Suggitt, of SS Agri Power, said: "We are very excited at the reaction we are already getting from horticulturalists and gardeners about PlantGrow. What started as an interesting experiment has opened up a new market in the gardening sector and is rapidly developing into a significant business for us."

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