Food waste recycling company and sustainability pioneers, Warrens Group, a third generation, 70-year-old family business operating in the North East Region of the UK, has grown from humble beginnings to become one of the region's foremost providers of agricultural and food waste recycling services. In recent years, Warrens have forged a place for themselves at the forefront of the industry, culminating in the launch of Warrens Emerald Biogas - the region's first foodwaste anaerobic digestion facility, built in 2012. The company currently collects and recycles over 115,000 tonnes of food waste to generate over 100 million kWh of clean, green energy every year - enough to power 19,000 homes.
Warrens has most recently that they are about to take delivery of a new fleet of trucks powered by biomethane gas - making them the first food waste recycling company in the UK to power their HGV waste collection vehicles with biogas converted directly from their own food waste customers.
Warrens Director Antony Warren explains, "As a company, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking, we've always been early adopters of the latest technology and methods. Our fundamental purpose is to collect waste and convert it into energy, so we've been looking for a biogas-powered vehicle for a while - it was just a question of finding the right one."
To achieve this objective, Warrens Group collaborated with IVECO, a leader in the design and manufacture of natural power vehicles. IVECO's unrivalled experience in gas vehicle technology has spanned more than 20 years, and was key to securing the deal to supply the Eurocargo Natural Power truck.
Antony Warren continues, "We knew IVECO was at the forefront of the technology, and the team there were brilliant in helping us to understand the advantages of natural gas - working with us to specify the perfect vehicle and supplying it faster than any other manufacturer we spoke to."