Food Waste company shortlisted for prestigious Observer Awards

Mon 11 Apr 2011

The judges include a host of business and environment experts and well-known public figures including television scientist, Professor Brian Cox, Dragon’s Den businesswoman, Deborah Meaden and Oscar-winning actor, Colin Firth.  In their original request for entrants the newspaper said, “Big ideas are needed in order to tackle climate change, promote social justice and protect ecosystems,” and that they wanted to reward businesses which have, “invented an innovative ethical product or service” or “an ethical idea whose time has come, or an established organisation which is pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation.”

In short-listing BiogenGreenfinch the judges said the company had been chosen because it represented an example of an, “innovative and passionate projects that make living ethically both accessible and aspirational.”

BiogenGreenfinch is the UK’s leading designer, installer and operator of Anaerobic Digestion facilities, taking food waste from homes, shops and businesses and turning it into green electricity and biofertiliser while avoiding sending the same waste to landfill. 

Company Chairman, John Ibbett says, “We are all absolutely delighted to be short-listed by The Observer for such a prestigious national award.  It is a great tribute to everyone who works in the business and we’re also very grateful to the local authorities and businesses which have had the confidence and far-sightedness to see the value of AD.  We believe it will make increasingly significant contributions to the nation’s energy needs in years to come and that this level of recognition can only serve to help spread the word.”

The judges’ final decisions will be announced at an Awards event next month to be held at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

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