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The future’s looking green for Fenmarc

26 January 2011

Fenmarc Produce says it's well on the way to running all its factories on green energy produced from Anaerobic Digestion (AD)

Building work has already begun on the AD plant, adjacent to Fenmarc’s potato packing facility in March (Cambridgeshire). Sister company Local Generation is building the plant, a £6 million investment project for the group. It will transform 30,000tes of food waste each year into clean, green energy.

With plans to be fully operational later in 2011, it will generate 1.2MW of electrical power.
Richard Anderson, Managing Director at Fenmarc Produce is delighted that the project has started.

“We’re looking forward to our factories being driven by green energy, offsetting our total power usage across our three sites. The project is a significant investment for the group and is part of our ongoing environmental plan, contributing to a sustainable green future”.

The Fenmarc/Local Generation model is designed to divert waste from landfill and unlike many AD plants being built within the agricultural sector it will not require crops to be grown specially to maintain the operation.

The facility will process packaged and unpackaged food waste, taking a large amount of waste from landfill and recycling as much as possible in the process as well as producing green energy.

Gary Crickmore, Business Development Director at Fenmarc said “We’re very excited to see the building work underway and proud to be involved in such a landmark project. The plant will benefit both the local economy and ecology and is a key element of our sustainability programme and CSR strategy.”

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