BJC Carbon Capture unitWe installed a 28 kW anaerobic digester in 2015 in order to capture all of the emissions from farm waste to fuel a combined heat and power unit.  Birks Farm is entirely energy independent and we sell our excess electricity to our neighbour JMP Foodservices.  All of the heat produced by the system is employed on site, mainly to dry hardwood logs in our kiln.

We also have a biogas boiler at Birks Farm which burns waste timber from our wood processing operation to produce additional heat which is used to dry hardwood logs in the kiln.