Clearfleau’s Gas from Cheese Project Shortlisted for International Awards
Clearfleau, one of the leading British providers of on-site renewable energy technology, is delighted to have been shortlisted for two prestigious international awards for its on-site bio-energy plant, treating process residues from First Milk’s Aspatria creamery.
These are the 2016 Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards and the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE). For a small British engineering company to be shortlisted alongside projects submitted by leading universities and major international companies is a great achievement. Clearfleau’s innovative technology is turning cheese residues into bio-energy to help power one of Britain’s largest cheese creameries, in rural Cumbria.
The Clearfleau engineering team that successfully delivered the bio-energy plant for Lake District Biogas (LDB) at the First Milk’s Aspatria site is delighted to have been nominated. Having made the final stage for the Water Award, team members will be attending the IChemE Awards ceremony at The Palace Hotel, Manchester on 3 November when the winner will be announced.
Richard Gueterbock – Clearfleau’s Marketing Director said:
“We are delighted our most complex on-site bio-energy project has been nominated. Our focus is working with global brands to help British food and beverage manufacturers recycle more water, reduce costs, save energy, cut carbon emissions, generating value from unwanted process residues. This project is a great example of the circular economy in practice, producing 3 outputs: cleansed water, nutrient rich bio-solids and bio-energy for the manufacture of cheese.
The company has also been nominated as one of the UK entrants for the European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE). This competition is based on national nominations and recognizes pioneers in the environmental technology sector, celebrating companies at the forefront of eco-innovation.
The awards are held biannually in the four categories: management, product and services, process innovation and international business cooperation, with a special mention for business and biodiversity. The final nominations from across Europe will be announced later this year.