Establishing Woodland and Energy Crops on Degraded Land Using Organic Amendments

Global Renewables Lancashire Operations Ltd, Leyland Waste Technology Park, Sustainability Way, Leyland, PR26 6TB, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 - 12:00 - 16:30

12.00 Registration - Tea/coffee/sandwiches

12.30 Welcome & Introduction

  • Using digestate in landscape and regeneration applications WRAP 2012.
  • An overview of current WRAP funded field trials looking at the use of digestate in landscape applications.

12.50 Site visit – Chisnall Hall former colliery/restoration scheme

  • Global Renewables, WRAP and industry experts have now teamed up to deliver a research project investigating the use of digestate with organic growing media (OGM) to grow several tree species and energy crops, at a former colliery site, in Chorley. Phil and Mark will present the case study including the site characteristics, experimental design, organic amendments and species selection.
  • Dr. Phil Putwain – Director, Ecological Restoration Consultants
  • Mark Gordon – Woodlands Manager

14.45 Coffee break

15.00 Global Renewables Facility tour

  • Paul will present an introduction to Global Renewables’ organic products (production and uses) and provide a tour of the waste facility, in Leyland, Lancashire.
  • Paul Whyatt – Organics Manager, Global Renewables Lancashire

16.30 Close

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