Food waste recycling specialist Biogen has recycled a whopping half a million tonnes of food waste since operations began in 2006.
The food waste, processed by means of anaerobic digestion (AD) technology, generates renewable electricity for the grid and a valuable crop fertiliser.
Half a million tonnes of food waste processed by AD:
- Provides electricity for 36,000 households for a year that¹s enough to power a town the size of Burnley in Lancashire
- Fills 250 Olympic swimming pools
- Weighs the same as a modern oil tanker
- Prevents 452,000 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere compared to sending to landfill
Grows 100m loaves of bread from the fertiliser produced as part of AD process
Biogen’s food waste treatment service is utilised by major food retailers, food manufacturers, the hospitality industry and many local authorities across England and Wales.
Simon Musther, Head of Commercial Operations said: “This is a fantastic milestone. Biogen is proud to be providing a first-class service that is saving our customers money as well as making a positive contribution to the environment.”
Biogen currently has three operational food waste AD plants in the UK and another five under construction. The company’s Waen AD plant in Denbighshire is due for completion by the end of July.