Landia helps Stornoway scoop top environmental prize
25 Nov 2019
A Landia pasteuriser that processes waste salmon for an AD biogas plant on Stornoway has helped the Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub (OHLEH) win the prestigious Scottish Environment Business VIBES award.
Set up with support from local authority Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES) together with its partners The Scottish Salmon Company (SSC), Pure Energy Centre PEC), Community Energy Scotland (CES), OHLEH was recognised as an example of local collaboration that could act as a blueprint for national best practice across other sectors.
Now in their 20th year, the VIBES awards recognise Scottish businesses which showcase best practice and have a significantly beneficial impact on the environment.
“This award is a huge achievement for such a strong and determined partnership that underlines our belief in seeing this progressive plant continuously improve - minimising, maximising and optimising the methods of managing waste”.
“We must acknowledge the very professional team at Landia, whose equipment now enables us to integrate a 7-cubic ton batch per shift of waste salmon with household food waste and garden waste for our AD process. This makes a very positive environmental and economic impact by not sending the waste salmon to landfill or having it transported off the island.