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Silage Additives and Seeds

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For biogas plants fed with purpose grown crops making good silage is vital to their profitability. More biogas per tonne of material and minimised storage losses increases efficiency per hectare.
Firstly you need to select the right seed variety to suit your location and requirements. As part of ForFarmers we can offer an extensive range of seeds through our Forage division. Please click here for more information.

Once the crop is grown you need to ensure it is preserved correctly to minimise energy losses. FM BioEnergy recommend the use of Silasil Energy, a biogas specific silage additive manufacutured by Schaumann BioEnergy. Silasil Energy has been approved by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) as increasing methane yield and improving aerobic stability.

Silasil Energy - for carbohydrate rich crops

SILASIL ENERGY is a silage additive made from hetero and homofermentative lactic acid bacteria. It promotes substrate digestion and the extremely low dry matter loss for carbohydrate rich energy crops.

SILASIL ENERGY uses its special lactic acid bacteria to create a specific fermentation acid pattern with a strong acetic acid note specifically for biogas production.

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Silasil Energy BG - for moist, protein rich, low sugar crops

SILASIL ENERGY BG contains homofermentative lactic acid bacteria, chosen specifically for biogas production, for the protection of protein rich and low sugar energy crops.

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Silasil Energy XD - for shortened fermentation times

A highly efficient combination of three lactic acid bacteria strains - Lactobacillus diolivorans, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Lactobacillus buchneri. It is particularly recommended when rapid silage fermentaion times of between 2 -6 weeks are necessary.

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The only biogas additive approved by the DLG

Silasil Energy is approved by the DLG (German Agricultural Society) for increased methane yield and improved aerobic stability.

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