Irish company ABP Food Group has invested $29 million in a green energy plant able to produce enough sustainable energy to power the equivalent of 12,000 homes.
ABP’s renewables division, Olleco, has just opened the 15 MW Anaerobic Digestion facility adjacent to the Arla dairy in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. This will allow the dairy to become a zero carbon milk processing facility.
Robert Behan, Managing Director of Olleco, said the new facility is an excellent example of the circular economy in action, with multiple supply chain partners working together to deliver a truly sustainable outcome.
“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-fertilizer for both of ABP Food Group’s and Arla’s farmer suppliers.”
“Sustainability is a key priority right across the ABP Food Group. The company has invested and implemented innovative sustainability measures that are world class, trail blazing and meet the exceptionally high targets – to reduce the environmental footprint of our business – we have set ourselves,” Mr Behan explained.