Happy customers are a key part to a business like ours and it is great when they are prepared to talk about what they are doing with our technology. We were delighted that soon after completing the optimisation of their first plant, a major whisky distillery asked us to design and build a second facility that is now about to complete the commissioning phase. Look out in the press for news…
It is also great to see that another multinational client is talking positively about the plant that we designed and built for them. Nestle’s site at Fawdon, near Newcastle (the home of the Rolo), is now turning four tonnes of production residues and 200,000 litres of wash waters into renewable energy EVERY DAY! Greenhouse gas emissions from the factory are expected to fall by around 10%. Also the equivalent of 41 Olympic-size swimming pools of clean water was released from the factory in last year – find the full details here www.nestle.co.uk
The success of the site is such that it is becoming the reference site for sustainable technology for Nestlé in the UK and Europe and Nestlé is generously allowing other food companies to visit to see how the technology could be adapted to meet their needs. Please get in touch with us if you’re interested, email email@example.com.
The plant is a great example of how food companies can make better use of production residues to reduce their carbon footprint. Clearfleau is delighted to have been involved in this ground breaking project. We have already had some interesting visitors to the plant.
On Tuesday February 10th 2015, Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC and now the Senior Minister in the department) officially opened the Fawdon on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) plant designed and built by Clearfleau.
Having toured the site, in February Amber Rudd officially opened the AD plant and expressed her support for digestion of production residues. She commented:
“It’s fantastic to see first-hand how Nestlé’s innovative anaerobic digester at its Fawdon factory turns product residues into clean green power. Energy from waste has an important part to play in our low carbon energy mix and that’s why we have schemes in place to encourage organisations to get on board.”
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Clearfleau will be exhibiting at the Future in Food UK Event to be held at the NEC on 3rd June 2015. This conference is promoting greater sustainability in the UK food processing sector. At the event Clearfleau will provide information on recently completed plants in the food and beverage sector, as well as projects like the award winning on-site digestion plant at Nestle’s Fawdon site (Newcastle). For details please visit www.futureinfood.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org