A dairy farm which converts manure into methane gas has increased production so fast it is now making enough gas for 6,000 homes. So-called biogas has become controversial in recent years, with claims that land is being turned over to fuel production rather than food. But dairy farmer Richard Clothier insists there is huge untapped potential in natural waste. “For us, the muck is now as important as the milk,” Mr Clothier said. He is the third generation of his family to farm dairy cattle near Bruton, in Somerset. His firm, Wyke Farms, has grown to be one of the UK’s largest independent cheese makers.
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