Leading organic waste management company Tamar Energy is celebrating a double achievement after earning key industry certification across all of its UK anaerobic digestion (AD) network, alongside achieving a raft of business quality standards.
All five of Tamar Energy’s AD plants now meet the PAS 110, a key industry standard backed by WRAP and the British Standards Institute, demonstrating the highest quality and consistency of the nutrient-rich digestate produced through AD at each plant. It is achieved through a lengthy application process that sees numerous samples submitted for testing over a period of time.
With Tamar’s plants in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire and Halstead, Essex recently being awarded PAS 110, Tamar now produces more than 211,000 tonnes of premium grade biofertiliser and soil conditioner at every one of its AD, Open Windrow and In-Vessel Composting sites. All Tamar biofertiliser and compost produced now meets the PAS 110 or PAS 100 quality standards.
Tamar biofertiliser is already being used by farmers and has been proven in independent trials to improve crop yield, cut costs and help users return important nutrients to the land whilst replacing costly, petro-chemical alternatives.
Dean Hislop, Tamar chief executive, said, "Achieving PAS 110 certification across all our AD plants is another sign of our commitment to continually improving the quality of our offering to customers. We work hard to operate to the very highest standards in the organic waste management industry and we think this and the ISO standards we have upheld send that important message to our customers."
In a double win, Tamar has also achieved key ISO standards awarded by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). Tamar has achieved accreditation of the ISO 9001 international quality management and ISO 140001 environmental management standards, together with the OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management standard, across all of its operating sites. Together, the standards recognise the continued first-rate systems the company has in place to effectively manages its facilities, equipment, services, environmental impact, and health and safety.
Tamar’s AD and composting sites recycle nearly 500,000 tonnes of organic waste. It operates five AD plants; Basingstoke, Hants; Hoddesdon, Herts; Halstead, Essex; Holbeach, Lincolnshire and Retford, Notts; and six composting sites across the South East. Businesses interested in biofertiliser and compost or sending their food/green waste for recycling can contact Tamar Energy on 0207 255 7526.
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Tamar Energy (Tamar) provides food and green waste recycling solutions through its award-winning network of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants and composting sites around the UK. It is turning large volumes of organic waste material into renewable energy, biofertiliser and compost.
Tamar aims to be one of the UK’s leading food waste recyclers and operators of AD plants, and is a strong supporter of the ‘waste hierarchy’ (reduce, reuse, recycle). Tamar is committed to making a positive contribution to the UK’s commitments in the fields of waste management and renewable energy.
Renewable energy is produced from three main sources of feedstock – organic waste from the food processing industry, agricultural sources and ‘post-consumer’ organic waste, broken down into municipal, household waste and waste from industrial and commercial sources including hotels, supermarkets, prisons, schools and hospitals.
Tamar also operates six composting sites around the south and south east of the UK. These transform green waste and mixed food and green waste into an environmentally friendly, premium quality, nutrient–rich compost which is available at an agricultural, commercial and domestic grade.