PK - Introduction
is Nutri-Choice PK?
PK is a new, environmentally friendly fertiliser providing
nutrients of natural, organic origin from a sustainable, renewable
PK is the only agricultural fertiliser which is:
primarily manufactured in Scotland;
produced from farm waste;
a genuinely sustainable recycling of farm waste to fertiliser.
is Nutri-Choice PK Produced?
Deep litter poultry manure 120,000 tonnes p.a. - is collected
from poultry farms all over Scotland and the North of England
and taken to the Westfield Biomass Power Station, Cardenden, Fife.
At the power station the litter is incinerated at 850 degrees
C in a world first, fluidised bed combustion system to generate
incineration of the litter produces ash approximately 11,000
tonnes p.a. which is rich in major nutrients and trace elements
and has important properties as an agronomically effective fertiliser.
Project Operated by Blue Chip Companies
Westfield Biomass Plant is owned by Energy Power Resources (EPR)
Scotland Ltd., a subsidiary of the UKs leading renewable
energy producer, Energy Power Resources (EPR) Ltd.
The £22m development is 80% funded by capital from the Bank
The Westfield Biomass Plant is operated by world leading energy-engineering
company, Matsui Babcock.
The green electricity produced is sold at a premium
to Scottish Power plc and Hydro Electric plc for use on the National
Grid on long term contracts.
The fertiliser is conditioned to make it easy to handle,
store and spread by R & M Gairns Ltd. of Stirling, a leading
material handling operator.
The ash by-product is an agronomically effective fertiliser, which
is sold and marketed by Carrs Fertilisers, the UKs most
broad based fertiliser company.
The production of Nutri-Choice PK involves taking
a farm waste product deep litter poultry manure
and converting it into two forms of green energy:
a) electricity, and
Both of these forms of energy are produced from a renewable, natural
resource and contribute to a sustainable, environmentally sensitive
PK is produced and conditioned centrally in Fife and Stirling
respectively. Both locations are directly on the motorway network
and minimise transport and logistics, which means Nutri-Choice
PK contributes to green miles.
No chemical processing is involved in the production of Nutri-Choice
There is no wastage involved in the production of Nutri-Choice PK.
There are no bags, packaging or associated waste materials involved
and Integrity Guaranteed
The Westfield Biomass Power Station is operated under licence
from Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) who continually
monitor its operating procedures and standards.
The conditions of the licence are continually exceeded in terms
of combustion temperatures and combustion periods to ensure a
safe, inert material.
The station consistently runs to less than 33% of its permitted
These safety and control procedures enable EPR to guarantee Nutri-Choice
PK as being a completely inert, pathogen free material.
Every load is chemically analysed to determine its nutrient status.
The results show a consistently high analysis higher than
some other biomass power stations in the UK, the Westfield plant
only ever burns one type of waste - deep litter poultry manure.
This means the product is consistent in terms of analysis and
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