Trade body to promote low-carbon food chain

Five of the UK’s biggest food chain and biomass recycling companies have come together to form a new trade body.

Food and Biomass Renewables Association (Fabra) members share responsibility for processing more than 65% of UK meat industry by-products at 14 sites nationwide, as well as the recovery of used oils from restaurants, hotels and fast food outlets.

“All Fabra members produce and use green fuels, and in some cases generate green energy to supply to the national grid,” said Fabra chief executive Stephen Woodgate.

The new organisation aims to pass on technical advances to its members, promote foodchain and biomass recycling, as well as represent members when talking to government, its agencies, food chain partners and consumers.

Fabra founder members are: Dundas Chemical Company, Linergy, PDM Group, John Pointon & Sons and P Waddington & Co.