Tag Archives: AD

HaFSA signatories save £3.6m and 30,000 tonnes of CO2

SIGNATORIES TO the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement (HaFSA) are on track to meet their waste prevention targets, saving an estimated 30,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions. Signatories have also saved an estimated 15,000 tonnes of waste, and £3.6million in cash.                   WRAP has released interim figures which…
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News review

Forget ethics, say consumers   HAS YOUGOV managed to deliver the first survey in which consumers have answered honestly in relation to their ethical purchasing habits? The pollster (along with Winkworth Sherwood) found that only 7% of the UK population say that ethical concerns about slavery, forced labour and human trafficking have the same or…
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Food waste gets power makeover

A RESEARCH project which started last year has developed a process that could convert biogas from anaerobic digestion (AD) plants into wonder material graphene.                     The three-year project, funded by the European Union, has created graphitic carbon by splitting methane molecules that are produced from the…
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Success for Nestlé’s on-site anaerobic digestion plant

A NEW anaerobic digestion plant is supplying nearly 8% of a Nestlé factory's electricity demand, eliminating solid waste handling costs and reducing the manufacturers carbon footprint.               Award-winning British company, Clearfleau, UK market leaders in industrial anaerobic digestion (AD) for on-site renewable energy generation, reveals energy output results for its…
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Largest food AD plant in Wales now operational

THE LARGEST food anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Wales is now operational from this week. Biogen’s Waen plant in Denbighshire aims to recycle up to 22,500 tonnes of food waste every year, generating 1MW of renewable electricity for the national grid, enough to power 2,000 homes, the equivalent of the nearby city of St Asaph.…
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Roadmap to waste reduction

THE INTRODUCTION of backhauling schemes and the development of a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant are among the cost-saving options considered in a new research project designed to help pubs, bars and restaurants reduce waste.                           Project Dragon was commissioned by the Hospitality Carbon Reduction Forum, which…
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Food waste plant opens in North West

A NEW state-of-the-art food waste plant has opened in County Durham, which will serve the North East’s need to recycle food waste and create renewable energy.   Emerald Biogas has announced the completion of its new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, which is now ‘open for business’ and the first facility of its type in the…
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Food waste hero, or potential villain?

PIGS ARE being touted as the solution to the UK foodservice sector's food waste problem. But there are reputation risks attached to the concept.                     The Pig Idea is a campaign that is quickly gathering momentum. The aim is to lift the European ban on feeding food…
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When will the penny drop?

FOOD WASTE recycler PDM is hoping to convince more hospitality businesses to separate their food waste. It won't be easy, but there's £90m riding on it.                   It might feel that there’s a war being waged on restaurants and foodservice companies to cut food waste. “Chefs are not…
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PDM invest in food recycling capabilities

THE UK’S LARGEST food waste recycling company PDM has announced its plan to spend more than £90 million on its British operations before the end of 2014.   As well as the £44 million being invested in brand new anaerobic digestion facilities in Widnes and Dagenham for its ReFood food waste business, the company has…
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