Triple joy for Doncaster-based food recycler

ReFood in Doncaster.
ReFood in Doncaster.

A Doncaster-based food waste recycler is in line for a hat-trick of national awards.

ReFood, which processes waste food to turn it into energy fed into the National Grid, is a finalist in this year’s Chartered Institute of Waste Management Sustainability and Resource Awards.

The Cadeby-based business is nominated in the ‘Energy from Waste’ and ‘People’s Cup’ categories, as well as a shortlist placement for commercial director, Philip Simpson, as ‘Industry Leader of the Year’.

The judges were impressed with the company’s innovative operational practices and its state-of-the-art gas-to-grid anaerobic digestion process,

Mr Simpson said: “Being shortlisted in the Sustainability and Resource Awards is a huge accolade.

“Extremely prestigious in the industry, the ceremony showcases the innovation and expertise that the country’s leading waste management companies have to offer.

“Businesses locally and nationally are beginning to appreciate the financial benefits of diverting food waste away from landfill and we’re pleased that ReFood is delivering these benefits to an ever-growing number of customers.”

Capable of processing more than 300,000 tonnes of food waste annually, ReFood generates enough renewable energy to power 25,000 homes nationwide - significantly reducing the country’s reliance on fossil fuels. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in London on November 5.