Tuesday, 27 September 2016

yummex Middle East: Double-digit Growth for the 10th Anniversary

yummex Middle East: Double-digit Growth for the 10...

  The international trade fair for sweets and snacks in the MENA region, yummexMiddle East, which...

UK’s Best New Fish and Chip Shops Announced

UK’s Best New Fish and Chip Shops Announced

 The UK’s top 10 new fish and chip shops have been announced by the 2017 National Fish and Chip Aw...

Show Review: Over 300 Exhibitors at PotatoEurope 2016

Show Review: Over 300 Exhibitors at PotatoEurope 2...

 The 300 exhibitors present (25% more than in 2008) were able to meet with their customers, at Pot...

ConAgra Foods Acquires Frontera

ConAgra Foods Acquires Frontera

 ConAgra Foods has announced that it has acquired the packaged foods businesses of Frontera Foods and R...

Three New Appointments for tna’s Asia Pacific Team

Three New Appointments for tna’s Asia Pacific Team

 Food processing and packaging supplier tna has expanded its team in Asia, with the appointments of a n...

JBT Corporation Acquires Cooling and Applied Technologies

JBT Corporation Acquires Cooling and Applied Technologi...

 JBT Corporation, a global technology solutions provider for the food and beverage industry, announced ...

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorters to Europe

Key Technology Introduces VERYX Belt-Fed Digital Sorter...

 Key Technology introduces its VERYX belt-fed digital sorters to the European food processing industry ...

Case Study: Ishida Helps Spanish Snack Manufacturer to Grow

Case Study: Ishida Helps Spanish Snack Manufacturer to ...

 Aperitivos y Extrusionados (Apex), now one of Spain’s top three snack food manufacturers, uses Ishida ...

GEA to Present Equipment Portfolio at Chillventa

GEA to Present Equipment Portfolio at Chillventa

  From October 11 to 13, 2016, Chillventa will turn the trade show fairgrounds in Nuremberg into an in...

Nigeria Has a New Potato Processing Plant

Nigeria Has a New Po...

 A USD120m potato farm and processing plantis underway in ...

DQ System Launches Potato Skins Snack

DQ System Launches P...

 Dairy Queen brand has unveiled a new line of oven-hot sna...

US Processed 5% Less Potatoes in 2015

US Processed 5% Less...

US potatoes used for processing totaled 280 million cwt, d...

Lay’s Chalet Sauce Potato Chips Available in Canadian Retail

Lay’s Chalet Sauce P...

  Frito-Lay Core Global Brands, PepsiCo Foods Canada, a...

Cambodia Opens First Potato Research Centre

Cambodia Opens First...

 With potato consumption continuing to rise in the Kingdom...

Land-Grant Universities Bolster the US Potato Genebank’s Impact

Land-Grant Universit...

 Land-grant universities are collaborating to support the ...

New Variety of Innate Potato Approved

New Variety of Innat...

  The J.R. Simplot Company has completed a voluntary cons...

The Use of Nicotine-based Pesticides Limited in Minnesota

The Use of Nicotine-...

  Seeking to reverse a decline in bees and other pollinat...

Greenpeace Issues Blacklist for Pesticides in EU

Greenpeace Issues Bl...

 Greenpeace Germany has recently published a new version o...

Costs of Developing GM Potatoes Comparable to Conventional Varieties

Costs of Developing ...

  The cost of developing GM potato varieties is in fact n...

For Greenvale AP, the UK's leading supplier of fresh potatoes, environmental issues are at the very heart of the business, and earlier this month they were formally recognised for their efforts when they were awarded the Fenland Enterprise Business Green Award for their Floods Ferry site in Cambridgeshire.

 

Environmental Manager Jessica Cranthorne said: "We are delighted to have received this award. The environmental success we have achieved at our Cambridgeshire site has been a huge team effort. Although particular praise needs to go to Ray Grint (Site Services) for his dedication to improving recycling across the site, and Adrian Dickson (Engineering Manager) for his work in rolling out high tech LED lighting".

This is all part of Greenvale AP's Green15 Environmental Strategy which is aimed at reducing carbon emissions by 20%, reducing water use by 50% and eliminating landfill waste, all by 2015. The company is implementing a range of schemes, from improving energy efficiency to investigating renewable energy options. Currently, they have completely eliminated landfill waste at their Cambridgeshire site, as well as reducing their landfill waste to just 2% at the Market Drayton site. Greenvale AP have also reduced water use by 23% and carbon emissions by 18% across all sites, since 2009.

The installation of LED lighting from UK company Low Energy Designs has seen a 65% reduction in energy use at the Cambridgeshire site. There has also been a secondary benefit of better visibility in the factory which has both improved safety conditions for the workers and made potato grading easier, therefore providing a higher quality product for customers.

Another exciting partnership is with Wind Direct, with whom Greenvale have made an application for planning permission on their Cambridgeshire site for wind turbines which would provide approximately 40% of the site's electricity.

Previously, Greenvale AP won Best Carbon Reduction Strategy at the Tesco Greening Our Supply Chain Awards for their group wide Green15 initiative.

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