At the end of a challenging year for the British biogas industry there is still cause for optimism about deployment of industrial bio-energy. Britain’s food and drink companies are responding to EU and national policy that puts greater emphasis on decentralised clean energy and the transition to low-carbon manufacturing, where generating bio-energy on factory sites […]
Richard Gueterbock is Clearfleau’s marketing director. Here you can read his monthly blogs covering a range of topics – from policy to processes – relating to biogas generation in the food & drink sector.
Driving change in a time of political and commercial uncertainty has its challenges. The UK Government needs to support the transition to low carbon manufacturing, which should include investment in British bio-engineering to help UK manufacturers develop a more carbon efficient economy. Despite some green measures, including further support for electric vehicles and additional funding […]
Eagerly awaited policy documents often result in major disappointment. So, following publication of the Clean Growth Strategy by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), should we be impressed or underwhelmed? Encouraging industry to curb emissions and develop a more circular economy requires a pro-active policy framework. Manufacturing companies need support as they […]
Scotland’s government is keen to encourage investment in decentralised energy generation and ministers in Westminster are about to declare their ambitions for a “Clean Growth Strategy”. So, how should policy change to support British industry, particularly smaller businesses, with the transition to low-carbon manufacturing? In the food and drink sector (and elsewhere), industrial investment in […]
The bio-energy sector has a key role to play in the further decarbonisation of Britain’s food and beverage sector. With the appointment of Claire Perry as Minister of State for Climate Change, can we expect greater support from a previously rather non-committal government for the use of on-site bio-energy plants to improve resource use and […]
This year Clearfleau is building on-site bio-energy plants for dairy, food and distillery businesses and will be doing more of these in 2018, with many new plants being built in Scotland. Our track record already shows we can offer food and beverage companies the return on investment above 20% they expect, while ensuring their plants […]
Prior to the June General Election, there is some concern about the next Government’s commitment to the sustainable manufacturing agenda in a post-Brexit Britain. This is despite increasing interest among leading food companies in building a more circular economy, supported by regulators and other stakeholders. While highlighting the potential for on-site energy and sustainable manufacturing […]
Should we be optimistic about the future potential for the bio-economy, despite the election of a US President with no interest in combating climate change or investing in clean technologies? Support for investing in low carbon technologies appears to be growing among global industry leaders but it would be more encouraging if renewables and the […]
Why invest in The Circular Economy? Alongside the challenge of boosting its competitiveness in the run up to Brexit, the British food and drink industry is faced by increasing energy and raw material costs. However, it seems that the political values behind the termination of our EU membership encompass a reluctance to embrace climate change […]
Is increasing interest in the development of a more circular economy also compatible with Brexit? The food and drink sector is a key part of Britain’s economy and a major employer as well as a significant energy and natural resource user. Our manufacturers will develop new markets while maintaining their EU sales, but they also need […]
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