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UK brewer signs biogas deal with Warrens Group

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Black Sheep Brewery in Yorkshire has signed a three-year deal with biogas producer Warrens Group.

The agreement will support the Masham-based brewery by generating a new income stream from the by-products of the brewing process, the Yorkshire Post reported.

Warrens Group, based in Newton Aycliffe, is one of the first food waste recycling firms in the UK to power its waste collection vehicles with biogas converted directly from its customers. The company also has a biomethane filling station capable of fuelling 200 vehicles per day.

Items like spent grains, hops and yeast will be bought and collected by Warrens Group, as well as food waste generated at Black Sheep Brewery’s visitor centre restaurant, to generate biogas and fuel its fleet of gas-powered vehicles.

Dan Scott-Paul, head brewer at Black Sheep Brewery, said: “We’re really proud to enter into this new partnership with Warrens, which will make us a more sustainable brewery both financially and environmentally.

“Demonstrating that 100% of our brewing by-products will support renewable energy generation is an important part of our contribution to an environmentally conscious food and drink industry.

“It also puts us on the road to our ambition of brewing using only renewable energy, some of which will be generated by the waste products we provide.”