Visitors to Brown & Co’s stand at Cereals (B436) have the opportunity to enter a competition to win a renewable energy audit – and a bottle of champagne.


“Businesses are looking at renewable energy options for a variety of reasons, not just to help reduce energy bills, but to help diversify income streams and appraise investment opportunities following the recent launch of the Feed in Tariffs (FIT) initiative,” says Brown & Co partner Simon Mountjoy.

Although this differs from carbon footprinting, many supermarket and foodchain suppliers are being asked about their carbon footprint and will need to better understand their use and deployment of energy to answer this question, he adds.

Brown & Co’s team of renewable energy specialists have expertise in many areas including biomass, anaerobic digestion, energy crops, combined heat and power, small scale thermal and wind energy as well as carbon footprinting.

While the market for renewable technologies has seen dramatic grown in a short time, according to Mr Mountjoy with an array of products and services it is vital to seek impartial, independent advice.

“Our Renewable Energy Audit offers just that, evaluating assets and resources and providing independent recommendations tailored to the objectives,” he says. “It includes options that may not have been on the radar even 12 months ago.

“We are here to help from the research, evaluation and feasibility of projects to the implementation, including planning and grant funding applications.

“Many farmers and landowners are surprised at the returns and the added benefits of reducing costs and creating energy security for the future.”

*Cereals 2010 exhibitor information as supplied by Brown & Co.