Biogas set to be 'prize turkey' for Bernard Matthews
Bernard Matthews is investing in a biogas plant close to one of its processing sites as part of a corporate sustainability drive to generate energy from turkey waste.
The closed loop model in Holton, Suffolk, will reduce the company's waste handling and energy costs by enabling it to manage its own waste on-site instead of contracting it out, and cutting down on lorry movements.
The biogas generated from the facility will be used to produce electricity and heating, supplying 16% of the company's energy needs. It will also lead to a C02 reduction of 2,800 tonnes.
Bernard Matthews has entered into a joint venture with Glendale Power, a development company specialising in anaerobic digestion, known as Holton Renewable Power to deliver the project. Technology supplier is Xergi.