The UK is committed to producing more energy from sustainable or renewable sources in order to limit climate change. In addition the UK also has a legal obligation under the EU Landfill Directive to reduce the amount of bio-degradeable material being sent to landfill.
PDM Group's renewable energy operations help in achieving both of these vitally important environmental goals.
PDM Group's biomass-to-energy plants use unused or unusable food as bio-fuels in place of traditional fossil fuels such as coal. Biomass is the term applied to fuels derived from organic matter.
The use of biomass for power generation is 'carbon-neutral' as the carbon released during the production of the electricity is balanced by that absorbed by plants during their growth.
The use of food residues as bio-fuel for renewable power generation provides a double benefit to society; not only does it reduce the volume of waste being disposed of to landfill it also enables the generation of clean, sustainable and safe energy.
Electricity generated by PDM Group's combustion plants qualifies for 'Renewable Obligation Certificates' (ROCs) under the Government's Renewable Energy legislation.