ABP Food Group Invests £22 Million In Renewable Energy Project
UK food group ABP has announced that it is investing £22 million in a green energy plant, which will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.
ABP's rewnewables division, Olleco, has just opened the facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. It is located beside the Arla dairy, and will allow the dairy to become a zero carbon milk processing facility.
“This state of the art Olleco facility will convert in excess of 100,000 tonnes of waste into heat, power and bio-methane for export to the national grid, and bio-fertiliser for both of ABP Food Group’s and Arla’s farmer suppliers,” said Robert Behan, managing director of Olleco.
“Sustainability is a key priority right across the ABP Food Group. The company has invested and implemented innovative sustainability measures that are world class, trail blazing and meet the exceptionally high targets – to reduce the environmental footprint of our business – we have set ourselves.”
Olleco collects waste food and cooking oil from the retail and food service sector, and converts it into bio diesel, bio gas, and bio fertiliser. The company employs over 600 people across the UK.
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