SEH Ipswich recently completed a £1m project to construct the foundations, concrete roads, drainage and electrical ducting for a new anaerobic digester plant at Muntons in Stowmarket.
As an environmentally conscientious manufacturer, the decision for Muntons to invest £5.4 million in the new plant was a simple one to make, assisting greatly with the sustainability of their business.
Alan Ridealgh, Muntons Managing Director, explains: “We were spending £750,000 every year paying for 3,000 truck-loads of residue from our processes to be removed from our site. Now this same residue is processed in our Anaerobic Digester (AD) plant and produces 25% of our annual site electricity demand. The resultant bio-fertiliser is now sold to local farms to enrich fields used to grow cereals such as our prime raw material – malting barley.”