UK/Ireland: Unilever reveals biomethane switch
Unilever signs contract to heat offices and manufacturing bases with biomethane.
Unilever will be supplied with biomethane from the biogas plant in Bristol, and will heat its five buildings in UK and Ireland. Around 10,000 MWh of biomethane will be used annually.
The company, which headquarters are in the Netherlands, has already expressed its interest in bioenergy in the past, and this is a step further towards their “bold ambition to become carbon positive by 2030”.
The biogas plant in Bristol uses household food and sewage waste as feedstock for the production of biomethane, which is then injected into the national grid and used to power thousands of local homes, as well as the vehicle fuel.
The company decided to heat the offices in Surrey and London and manufacturing bases in Norwich, Greater Manchester and Cork (Ireland) with green power. It already has deals in place for renewable electricity at the sites.
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