Environment

The biogas plant at Fylde Fresh & Fabulous ensures that the whole potato is utilised to provide both a food and an energy source.

2014 was the year that Fylde Fresh and Fabulous really stepped up its role in helping the environment by investing in a £2m on-site biogas plant, using the latest Anaerobic Digestion technology.

The gas produced by the potato trimmings is captured by feeding these biodegradable trimmings into a large digester tank. This, balanced with grass silage and animal manure, produces sufficient gas to generate up to 1000kw per hour of both thermal heat and electricity from a combined Heat & Power unit.

All generated heat is used in the offices, the farm site and in the Fylde Fresh and Fabulous factories. The electricity is just as effective, completely powering the potato factories, with any surplus passed on to the National Grid. The waste product from the AD is a natural fertiliser that is put back on our fields enriching the soil and negating the need for industrial fertilisers.

Quite simply, the Fylde Fresh and Fabulous biogas plant is a totally integrated self-sufficient operation. It makes use of all bi-products from the primary process of taking potatoes from the field, to the point where they’re ready to be distributed to ready meal manufacturers, food services companies and chip shops around the UK.

The biogas plant is supplied by British manufacturer Marches Biogas.

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Energy

Energy

We produce enough excess energy each year to power over 1000 homes in the community.

Recycle

Recycle

We recycle over 20,000 tonnes of potato peelings and waste material a year turning this waste product into energy and natural fertiliser.

Electricity

Electricity

We produce over 7000 megawatts of electricity a year. That’s enough energy to power over 14000 60w light bulbs or cook over 80million jacket potatoes every year.

Heat

Heat

With our 2 combined heat and power engines we produce over 7000 thermal megawatts of heat a year.


Fylde Fresh & Fabulous, Stanley Villa Farm, Back Lane, Weeton, Preston, PR4 3HN

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