BiogenGreenfinch picked up the prize for Waste to Energy Provider of the Year at this year’s National Recycling Awards, held at the London Hilton, Park Lane on Thursday 14th July.
The best waste management and recycling achievements for the UK were recognized at the awards ceremony this year with more than 600 people to reward and celebrate the great work the industry has performed.
Three Anaerobic Digestion plants are owned and operated by BiogenGreenfinch the plants process commercial and household food waste to create significant amounts of green electricity for UK’s national grid actually enough to power for one year over 6,000 homes.
Estimates have the total tonnes of food waste in the UK per year at 22 million. With the majority ending in the landfill releasing methane into the atmosphere, which is twenty times more destructive than carbon dioxide.
The methods of BiogenGreenfinch capture the methane which produces the renewable energy and also a bio-fertiliser that farmers can use and is a substitute for chemical fertilizers derived from fossil-fuels.
The company won the award after beating off competitors like Cemex, Living Fuels and Veolia Environmental Services which was presented to them by Marcus Brigstocke actor, comedian and satirist.
CEO Richard Barker said the BiogenGreenfinch team is grateful for the great recognition the award gives them because of the hard work that has gotten us where we are. It also will be useful in promoting Anaerobic Digestion on a broader basis as a way to convert the huge food waste into energy in the UK.
Andrea Lockerbie, acting editor, MRW commented: “Winning a National Recycling Award is an amazing achievement. Each year the standard and number of entries and gets higher and higher, making it a tough job for the judges to pick out a winner…… our finalists should feel equally proud of their success too.”
Photo l-r Marcus Brigstocke, Richard Barker, CEO BiogenGreenfinch & David Ingham, Operations Director Mach Tech.