Warrens Group have announced another first for the industry and the North East Region, with the introduction of the first of a new fleet of trucks powered by biomethane– making them the first food waste recycling company in the UK to power their waste collection vehicles with biogas converted directly from their customers’ food waste.
“As a company, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking, we’ve always been early adopters of the latest technology and methods. Our fundamental purpose is to collect waste and convert it into energy, so we’ve been looking for a biogas-powered vehicle for a while – it was just a question of finding the right one,” said Director Antony Warren.
The new biomethane powered truck will be in operation six days a week, with refueling carried out at the company’s on-site facility at Newton Aycliffe. This means it will be seen collecting food waste from a wide range existing customers including pubs, restaurants, schools and supermarkets across the North East of England.
“We firmly believe that a sustainable business is a better business. Sustainability is something we advocate to all organizations and communities, as we support their efforts to address the environmental issues caused by traditional methods of waste disposal. By powering our own fleet on the biogas it collects, we’re demonstrating that when it comes to sustainability, we really do practice what we preach,” added Warren.
“The HGVs on the UK roads have a disproportionate environmental impact; whilst they represent only 5% of road vehicles, they consume around 25% of road diesel and are responsible for around 27% of roadside NOx and 18% of transport-related CO2 emissions. The acquisition of trucks that are powered by the biomethane they help to generate means CO2 emissions are reduced by almost 100% – which could very possibly give Warrens Group the lowest carbon footprint for collection of food waste on the planet,” commented Managing Director of CNG Services, John Baldwin.
Source: Warrens Group