Sainsbury’s is powering a number of its UK stores with energy generated from anaerobic digestion (AD) through a partnership with food waste processor ReFood.
According to the supermarket chain, the equivalent to 10% of its national gas consumption is now generated via the partnership with the food waste processor having already supplied stores with almost 50 million KWh of biomethane gas.
Several of Sainsbury’s stores across the UK will be powered by energy from AD, the retail giant claims
Food waste is collected from Sainsbury’s Sherburn-in-Elmet and Haydock depots before being converted into gas, heat and fertiliser at one of ReFood’s two operating AD facilities in Doncaster and Widnes. The gas created is then exported by the food waste recycler to the national gas grid.