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About Apsley Farms

Family-run farming and energy production

Apsley Farms is a family-run farming and energy production business in the south of England.  Since 1991, the Farm has been run by the du Val de Beaulieu family. Henry du Val de Beaulieu is currently senior Director, with his son Edward as Operations Manager.

Aerial mosaic of the Apsley Farms Estate
Aerial mosaic of the Apsley Estate taken in the autumn of 1991. Andover is a couple of miles to the left. The historic village of Hurstbourne Priors can be seen to the bottom right.

The Apsley Farms estate is a 1150-acre (465 Ha) site in the heart of the Hampshire countryside. The estate is a couple of miles north-east of Andover, and borders the Bourne river. The farm is well-placed to serve customers throughout the south of England.

Apsley Farms is a family-run farm based in Hampshire utilising the latest technologies to produce low carbon products.

In 2012 the family took the decision to jump in and build an Anaerobic digestion plant to turn arable crops into electricity, by breaking down plant material obtained from our own and neighbouring farms. By 2014 they had realised that they could turn the biogas being made into biomethane, and with a suitable pipeline within their fields they would be able to feed southern England with (renewable natural gas) this equates to 8,500 houses of gas all year round.

In 2016 the business decided that capturing the co2 being released to the air would make good commercial sense, this co2 was captured from the arable crops as they grew in the first place. So far the business has produced over 50,000 tons of food grade liquid co2 into the market.

This carbon dioxide by-product is sustainable, high-quality and certified food-grade, suitable for food and beverage industries. We operate our own fleet of tankers to deliver bulk orders for a range of businesses including breweries and bakeries. We also have CO2 testing facilities onsite for CO2 certification of analysis for ours and other co2 facilities needing 24 hour certification.

Apsley Farms uses modern farming equipment and techniques to maximise efficiency whilst out in the field. Digestate from the back-end of the plant helps to fertilise the following years crop. With the different arable contracts available from a growing a standing crop through to Farm Business Tenancy Apsley Farms are able helping many farmers and land owners with there different needs. Our carbon footprint of around one-fifth of ‘natural gas’, the biomethane production provides sustainable fuel to help meet the UK’s energy needs and climate targets.

But our ambitions go further still and we’re committed to making our operations completely carbon neutral. Apsley Farms produce organically certified and sustainable gardening products By-products of our green energy production including soil improving mulch, woodchip and Natural Plant Food, a concentrated liquid fertiliser which is made from plants, for plants and available from our online shop!

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