Fulcrum supports UK food waste recycling plant expansion

Multi-utility infrastructure and services provider Fulcrum is supporting a major new renewable energy project with the installation of a 2.3-kilometre gas main, which will power an expanding food waste recycling plant.

Secured through its client, energy consultant Excel Utilities, the contract will provide a new gas supply to the site, which is owned and operated by Brocklesby.

Located in East Yorkshire, the facility features a 100 square-metre bulk storage facility, a food recycling and anaerobic digestion plant, and a cooking oil recycling plant.

Brocklesby is one of the largest suppliers of biodiesel feedstock and currently recycles around 1,000 tonnes of product every week, with plans to increase capacity.

With the gas main is scheduled to be operational in mid-December, Fulcrum has utilised its team to ensure a programme is in place to deliver the project in a short timeframe. Terry Dugdale, group COO at Fulcrum, said: “Supporting the renewable energy industry is a key pillar of our strategy to support the UK in its net-zero revolution.

“Brocklesby’s innovative approach to food waste recycling supports the drive towards a low-carbon circular economy and the expansion of its plant will increase the production of biofuels and energy generation.”

Fulcrum worked closely with Brocklesby and Energy Utilities to devise a programme to ensure the project is delivered in a timely manner, according to Dugdale. He added: “It is a testament to the expertise and experience we have within our agile team, which is able to respond to project challenges and deliver effective solutions for our customers.”

Robert Brocklesby, owner of Brocklesby, said: “We’re currently in the process of increasing our recycling capacity, which requires a reliable and consistent supply of gas power. The new gas main will be integral to our operations and Fulcrum has been incredibly responsive to our requirements.”

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