Posted on March 27, 2015Category: Case Studies
About the company
Brocklesby Limited are a family owned company, based at North Cave in East Yorkshire. They are recycling specialists of used cooking oil and fatty acids, processors of high oil food waste and manufacturers of fatty acids. They work closely with major UK retailers and food manufacturers to process their used cooking oil and food waste into products primarily for use in the biofuels industry.
A developing strand of the business is to extract oils and fat from high oil waste food products such as crisps and sausage rolls. These oils and fats are processed and purified to create products for the biofuels market.
About the project
Funding was sought to develop the food waste processing business with investment in new equipment. The aim is to see an increase in food waste processing rise from 5,000 tonnes per year to 50,000 tonnes. A centrifuge and supporting operating plant have been integrated within the factory space as the company gears up for the increase in processing.
By strengthening the food waste processing service Brocklesby Limited are able to offer a one stop shop for their customer’s waste streams, helping them reduce costs and environment impact.
As a direct result of this investment, 11 jobs will be created within the organisation.
Robert Brocklesby, Managing Director at Brocklesby Limitied said, “Environmentally friendly and renewable technology is at the heart of what we do. I’m confident that we have the right knowledge of our market places to grow the business. The kit is now in place and we are working hard to optimise the processing of waste foods to maximise our efficiencies and effectiveness.”
Location: North Cave, East Riding of Yorkshire
Project Cost: £750,836
RGF grant: £42,390
Direct jobs: 11