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Wyke Farms shortlisted for BusinessGreen award

Prime minister David Cameron visits Wyke Farms' biogas facility
Prime minister David Cameron visits Wyke Farms’ biogas facility

Cheese producer and milk processor Wyke Farms has been shortlisted for a BusinessGreen Leaders Award in the Company of the Year category.

Wyke Farms has been recognised for its renewable energy project, which aims to create a sustainable working farm, one in which it sources all of its electricity and gas from both solar and biogas, generated from the farm and dairy waste.

Wyke Farms has made a commitment to be one of the first national food brands to be self-sufficient in green energy.

As part of this goal, they have started to build their own anaerobic digester (AD) plant which will be fed with the farms’ biodegradable waste materials. The digestate produced will be used as a fertilizer and the biogas energy generated will be used to run a combined heat and power plant, enabling Wyke Farms to save over 4 million kilos of carbon dioxide per annum.