How is it
Have you always wondered how we make our RocketGro products? Here’s exactly how we do it; from harvest to delivery!
Rye, Maize and Grass is grown and harvested on our farm in the Somerset countryside.
Creation of Bio-Gas
We feed maize, rye and grass into our anaerobic digestion plant in which they are broken down by
natural bacteria. This process produces biogas and a by-product fertiliser called Digestate.
Anaerobic digestion is based on the humble cow and its digestion system. A cow chews on grass which is broken down by enzymes in its saliva. As the grass passes through the four compartments of its stomach natural gases are produced.
Powering the UK
The renewable Biogas goes to both a power unit which converts it into electricity, and it gets pumped directly into the national gas grid powering 8000 homes per day with green energy.
The digestate is separated into a fibre and a liquid which we bag up and provide our customers with all natural and organic fertiliser products.
Our customers spread our products onto their gardens and vegetable patches and in doing so are releasing nutrients, reviving old soils and supporting the eco-system in a sustainable way.
After packaging our organic fertiliser products we spread the remaining liquid and fibre onto the fields to grow the next crop of maize, rye and grass, creating a natural and sustainable virtuous cycle.