Foodservice company makes history with new green electricity supply.
Cumbria-based JMP Foodservice has become the first company in the UK to begin using electricity directly supplied by a small-scale on-farm dry anaerobic digestion (AD) plant.
Birks Farm, which is next door to the JMP Foodservice depot on Birks Lane, Sedbergh, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, installed the AD plant in 2015. The system processes farm waste and generates electricity and heat. In addition, it produces a high-quality fertiliser that is used on crops.