One of the UK’s largest independent cheese producers and milk processors is to supply Sainsbury’s with green gas for its stores.
From its anaerobic digestion plants that processes dairy waste, Somerset’s Wyke Farms will supply Sainsbury’s for a year with biogas that will make up most of the 6% green portion of the supermarket’s total gas use.
Wyke Farms managing director Richard Clothier said: “We are delighted to be supplying Sainsbury’s with green gas for their stores. Supplying customers with gas as well as cheese, taking waste back in return, all forms part of the type of circular approach where everyone is a winner – especially the environment.”
Sainsbury’s head of sustainability, engineering & energy Paul Crewe added: “We are always looking for innovative ways to reduce our impact on the environment. Our partnership with Wyke Farms shows the commitment we have to drive down our carbon footprint in what we are sure will be an efficient and sustainable way.”