Rollits organise "Food Open Day" at renewable energy plant
Rollits Food Group recently held a Food Open Day at GWE
Biogas`s new, state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion plant at
Kirkburn near Driffield, East Yorkshire.
The site, which began operating in March, is one of the
newest and largest in the UK and takes organic waste, primarily
from retailers and manufacturers, and converts it into a methane
rich biogas which is used to generate 2MW of renewable electricity.
The site is exceptional in that it can separate packaging from
wrapped products, thereby diverting significant volumes of waste
from landfill and helping industry meet its diversion targets. The
remaining material after digestion is a nutrient rich bio
fertiliser which is used on neighbouring farmland to replace
Before touring the site, Tom Megginson of GWE Biogas
explained the workings of the facility to a group of specially
invited guests from some of the region`s leading food companies. He
said with a laugh "Everything you see is what happens inside a
"We`ve worked hard over the past few years to get everybody
from the food industry to see our plants and Rollits have done that
Julian Wild, partner at Rollits and head of Rollits` Food
Group, said: "This is a very exciting project and a great business,
which is very relevant to the food industry. The whole issue of
handling food waste is vital to all food companies.
"Rollits have a strong renewables team and we were delighted
to be engaged to do the legal work on this complex project, led by
Rollits` Planning & Development Partner, John Downing. The Open
Day has also given us a chance to introduce some of our food
clients and contacts to the GWE plant."
Posted on: 27/09/2011
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