Date lodged: 15 January 2019
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with NFU Scotland regarding the potential for developing anaerobic digestion projects.
Answered by: Paul Wheelhouse 31 January 2019
As part of our Agri-Renewable Strategy, the Scottish Government has engaged in the Renewables Development Initiative led by National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS). This was a three year programme aiming to provide practical knowledge to land managers and farmers interested in pursuing on farm renewable technologies through a series of on farm demonstration events. This programme ended in 2017.
As part of our ongoing process to develop the Bioenergy Action Plan, the NFUS were invited to a stakeholder event in December 2018 but were unable to attend. We recognise NFU as a key stakeholder in the development of the Action Plan and are eager to continue engagement with them in the coming months.