How is JG Pears Generating Renewable Energy Using Biomass?
Through the development of the combined heat and power plant (CHP) at Newark, JG Pears is generating renewable energy. Our use of renewable biomass fuel significantly reduces the carbon footprint of JG Pears and helps us on the path to achieving a sustainable net zero carbon future.
Considering the use of renewables, the Newark rendering site is provided with renewable heat and electricity and is currently at net carbon zero when using Scope 1 and 2 criteria. We are a benchmark for the other sites and the rest of industry to follow, whilst also significantly contributing to the UK Government's Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy.
By generating renewable energy, we contribute to the growing percentage of green electricity available on the grid for use in homes, retail, and other manufacturing. This supply is unaffected by wind or sunshine.
In addition to renewable power from biomass, JG Pears also owns 8.1 MW of wind generation at Spicer Hill Windfarm.
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The Wider Picture.
Generating renewable energy at JG Pears has multiple environmental and sustainable benefits, ranging from direct reductions in the company's environmental footprint, to the macro-level of helping drive UK Government strategic targets on carbon emissions.
But importantly, JG Pears is providing direct improvements that not only helps reduce our impacts on neighbours, but also provides tangible renewable electricity for our homes, and enables the food we eat to be produced in a more sustainable way.