FDBusiness.com

FrieslandCampina to Supply Green Energy From Dairy Farms

 Breaking News
  • Vion Names New CEO Vion, the international meat group, has appointed Ronald Lotgerink as its new CEO with effect from 1 September. Ronald Lotgerink is currently the CEO of Zwanenberg Food Group, a leading European producer and exporter of meat products, canned meat, snacks, soups and sauces. Ronald Lotgerink started his career at KPMG. In 1989 he joined Zwanenberg Food [...]...
  • Harrogate Water Reports Record Sales Harrogate Water has announced another year of record sales with growth of 24 per cent – almost four times higher than market growth for bottled water. The company has seen increased sales in the high-volume supermarket sector, continued strong growth in export and travel markets and greater demand for premium glass products in both grocery [...]...
  • Alcohol Worth £16 Billion is UK’s Leading FMCG Category Innovation in the drinks sector and a reduction in the amount of trade promotions has seen Alcohol retain its place as the top selling FMCG category in the UK, worth £16.1 billion (€18.2 billion) in value sales to the economy. This is according to big data and technology expert for consumer industries, IRI’s Top Categories Special Report – an analysis [...]...
  • Irish Grocery Market Fends Off the Beast from the East The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar Worldpanel, published today for the 12 weeks ending 25 March 2018, show that the Irish grocery market brushed off the Beast from the East to post strong sales growth of 3.8%. Douglas Faughnan, consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, comments: “Although shoppers had upped their spend in preparation for [...]...
  • TrayTrack – A Unique Inline Overhead Concept For Optimum Tray Logistics Once trays have been filled with product, poultry processors will often be faced with how to transport them to packaging equipment elsewhere in the plant. This job can be done manually using crates. Alternatively, product can be transported on a complex system of belt conveyors, usually criss-crossing other similar systems. TrayTrack, a unique automated solution [...]...

FrieslandCampina to Supply Green Energy From Dairy Farms

FrieslandCampina to Supply Green Energy From Dairy Farms
September 22
13:44 2010

Dutch and the international dairy co-operative FrieslandCampina has entered into a collaboration agreement with energy supplier Essent for the production and supply of green energy by FrieslandCampina’s member dairy farmers in the Netherlands.

Via FrieslandCampina, dairy farmers can receive support from Essent to set up local initiatives for the production of green energy. FrieslandCampina will buy what are referred to as green certificates from its own dairy farmers. This initiative will allow the dairy farmers, Essent and FrieslandCampina to take an important step towards renewable energy and reducing the emission of greenhouse gases in the dairy chain. Dozens of dairy farmers have already expressed an interest in the production and supply of solar, wind or biomass (manure fermentation) energy.

Essent specialists will support the dairy farmers with solar energy, wind energy and biogas production projects. If a project is realised, the dairy farmers can supply the energy to the grid via Essent. The dairy farmers are paid the energy price (per kWh or cu m), plus an amount for green certificates (guarantees of origin). Under the rules, dairy farmers receive these green certificates because they produce green energy. Based on its long-term renewable energy planning, FrieslandCampina guarantees the purchase of green certificates from its own members at a competitive price. FrieslandCampina uses the green certificates to achieve more sustainable energy consumption at its own production companies.

The collaboration follows on from an earlier contract under which Essent supplies energy to FrieslandCampina. That contract stipulates that FrieslandCampina will, in turn, give energy back to Essent from a combined heat and power station.

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • April 22, 2018Natural & Organic Products 
  • April 24, 2018Scandinavian Wine Expo
  • April 24, 2018Seafood Processing Global
  • April 24, 2018InterFood Krasnodar
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements