ABP Food Group puts €24.5m into green energy plant in UK
Beef baron Larry Goodman’s ABP Food Group is to invest €24.5 million in a green energy plant in the UK.
The injection by ABP’s renewable division Olleco will produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.
The new 15MW “anaerobic digestion facility” in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, is located adjacent to dairy company Arla, allowing it to become a zero-carbon milk-processing facility.
Green energy has become a significant growth sector as companies seek to ensure their facilities are carbon neutral. Olleco managing director Robert Behan said the new facility was “an excellent example of the circular economy in action”, with multiple supply chain partners working together to deliver sustainability.
“This state-of-the-art Olleco facility will convert in excess of 100,000 tonnes of waste into heat, power and bio-methane for export to the national grid, and bio-fertiliser for both of ABP Food Group’s and Arla’s farmer suppliers,” he said.