Size matters in UK poultry farming.
Over the last year Inno+ with its business partners have been busy responding to interest in our Pollo air scrubber for the UK poultry market. This technology comes in two forms, a module and built-in. Both systems are based on our DLG certified 6260 for broilers , 6344 for layers and are a simple single stage chemical air scrubbers. This response is the result of a change in the rules on permitting for UK poultry buildings, where some local authorities now require farms to address air emissions. In many cases using our certificate as the benchmark.
So what does this mean to someone planning to build a poultry house.
First, if the local authority insists on the introduction of air scrubber technology to meet a particular standard, it usually means they have referred to an expert air modeller who has made a full assessment of the situation. In many cases these experts will refer to existing assessment protocols such as DLG to get an indication of the potential risks and outcomes. The assumption is that certified methodologies developed over many years, provide sound evidence that systems built to meet the given criteria, will work in practice. This is not to say others system won´t, but risk aversion is about providing guarantees and proven technologies in theory come closer to that. Likewise, it is also understood that a ´certified system´ if challenged beyond the norm, may not deliver. In these cases the issue is usually found within the production itself or maintenance of equipment that can be addressed accordingly.
That said, when the local authority makes a ruling based on a certified standard. The permit is then granted using this as the foundation for acceptance and as such the rules under which the farm must comply, regards building design.