ReFood UK to showcase AD plant developments at UK AD & Biogas 2011
Ahead of the landmark opening of its first Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant this summer, ReFood UK – part of the UK’s largest food waste recycler, PDM Group – will be exhibiting at UK AD & Biogas 2011 on 6th and 7th July at the Birmingham NEC.
ReFood is dedicated to landfill diversion by collecting leftover and unsold food products and recycling them using the latest AD technology. It not only offers its customers a service which is in line with the latest legislation and environmental goals, but also provides a number of other benefits that help to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and reduce carbon emissions.
Once its first AD plant – based at its headquarters in Doncaster– is fully operational, the new facility will be able to handle around 45,000 tonnes of food waste per year. The gas generated by the AD process will be used to create 2.8MWh of renewable electricity as well as heat for the process and the PDM Doncaster site.
ReFood exports renewable power to the National Grid, helping to support the UK’s objective of improving its use of renewable energy. The heat generated is used by PDM’s own facilities or by neighbouring businesses.
Representatives from ReFood UK will be on stand 93, ‘Envirolink Northwest Pavillion’, at the UK AD & Biogas 2011 event to talk about the innovative work the company is doing in this sector, including an update on its plans for a network of ReFood plants.
Philip Simpson, commercial director at PDM, comments: “We’re delighted to be part of such a key event in the industry calendar. We are very excited about the progress being made in the AD and Biogas sector. With the construction of our plant well under way and set to open this summer, UK AD & Biogas 2011 is the perfect place to showcase this new offering to the AD market.”
Organised by the Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ABDA), UK AD & Biogas 2011 is the UK’s only trade event to focus exclusively on Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas. Reflecting huge growth in the sector, this year’s event is 90 per cent bigger than the inaugural event in 2010, showcasing more than 130 exhibitors from across the sector.