Agricultural Land Restoration:
At the end of the open windrow system the PAS100 compost can be spread onto land without the need for any permit.
Typical uses for PAS100 compost are bagged (peat free) compost that are bought for domestic gardens, or soils used by turf growing
companies to replenish the ground and agriculture to condition soil. PAS100 compost has both the effect of breaking up heavy clay
ground and retaining moisture in light fryable ground.
Non Agricultural Land Restoration:
At the end of many industrial processes, blighted land has to be restored to its former appearance. Examples of this are collieries, mines, quarries, former steel works, chemical works.
Typically at the end of their use, sites have to be restored to an agricultural like appearance and landscaped. It is widely accepted by the Environment Agency that the use of scarce commodities such as topsoil for restoration is both a wasteful use and economically unviable. As such they have recently allowed the use of Soil Substitutes within very specific restorations.
We have a number of sites where we have designed restoration schemes for non-agricultural end use, such as public open spaces, amenity land, woodland. Though our primary area of interest is creating restorations schemes to grow energy crops such as Miscanthus Grass and Short Rotation Willow Coppice.
What we do:
Energy crops such as Miscanthus Grass and Short Rotation Willow Coppice are grown specifically to be harvested as a fuel for biomass boilers on our restoration schemes.
How we do it:
These crops are designed to have a short rotation, or to be harvested at frequent intervals, much shorter than traditional woodland. With the Short Rotation Willow, the initial harvest is taken within 3 years of planting and as it is coppiced, each cut thereafter becomes more yielding. Typically willow coppice yields between 12 and 15 tonnes per hectare dry weight.
Energy crops are suitable to be grown on non-agricultural land as they do not re-enter the food chain and are BSL approved to be used as a fuel in biomass boilers.