Funding Options

All funding options will eradicate your fuel bills and all include an allowance for heat schemes so you can best use the heat as it suits you and the farm. 

Government Funded

How it's funded: You need at least 250 cows to qualify. You sign up to a 20 year lease with a reputable pension fund. After 20 years, the machine can be passed to you for a pound. The AD machine remains the property of the pension fund until the transfer at which point you take responsibility for its maintenance. The pension fund pay for this to be installed and maintained on your land by receiving the RHI (heat incentive payments) and FIT (feed in tariff payments for unused electricity exported to the Nation Grid).

Key Benefits:

  • The AD machine will be fully installed, maintained and insured at no cost to you
  • You receive all of the heat and the electricity to use on the farm and in your houses so no more fuel bills!

Self Funded

How it's funded: You need at least 150 cows to qualify. Funded by you using cash or raising capital, the AD machine is yours to do with as you wish. RHI (heat incentive payments) payments and FIT payments (feed in tariff payments for unused electricity exported to the Nation Grid) have been estimated to equate to £100,000 a year (inclusive of all maintenance costs, insurance, business rates etc).

Key Benefits:

  • You receive all of the RHI payments and FIT payments once exported to the national grid
  • Based on the income you receive and the savings you make, the machine pays for itself within 3-4 years of purchase
  • You receive all of the heat and the electricity to use on the farm and in your houses so no more fuel bills!

Finance

How it's funded: You need at least 150 cows to qualify.​ Shire Asset Finance can assist you in paying for your AD machine in installments and you will own the asset once all payments have been made. The Asset Finance company will deal with each farm on a case by case basis, similar to your other farm machinery.

Key Benefits:

  • A quick and more accessible way to purchase the AD machine
  • You receive all of the RHI payments and FIT payments from the Government
  • You receive all of the heat and the electricity to use on the farm and in your houses so no more fuel bills!