Three case studies demonstrating how compost has been used to improve soil quality to establish energy crops on brownfield land.
Compost socks installed along the banks of the award winning Centenary Riverside nature reserve situated along the River Donn. They were able to withstand the scouring action of the river as well as provide a secure area for vegetation to establish.
A trial carried out along the embankment of the new A421 extension in Bedfordshire showed that where compost socks had been installed run-off had reduced by 100% in 3 out of 4 rainfall events.
Marsden Park Golf course in Nelson (Lancashire) demonstrates how PAS 100 compost, used within a geogrid system, can provide a green alternative to hard landscaped footpaths as well as protecting soil surfaces against erosion.
Manufactured soils were applied to concrete standings on the former chemical works in Whitehaven.
Trial demonstrates how compost can protect a development against erosion during construction. At Redding Park near Falkirk, compost blankets were applied across a slope, protecting it from erosion casued by rainfall; whilst compost socks reduced the amount of soil lost from the site.