A new £50m bio-refinery deal will create up to 250 jobs in Liverpool at H2 Energy.
The firm has clinched a deal with 2 Sisters Food Group to build and install bio-refineries at 10 of its UK Sites as the first phase of a plan worth £50m, with a second phase already under discussion with all 42 of 2 Sisters food factory sites could the fitted with the company’s bio-refineries.
The bio-refineries are expected to transform the energy requirements at the food plants by converting food waste and animal by-products into power and heat which will support the drive towards a lower carbon footprint.
The chief executive of H2 Energy, William Shotton, revealed at the announcement that the firm has created 50 jobs in Liverpool and is expected to rise to 150 by the end of 2015. He also confirmed that the firm is in discussion over a new factory which would create a further 100 jobs in 2016.
Liverpool Mayor Joe Anderson supported the firm’s move to Liverpool through his Investment Fund, which is backed by Liverpool Vision and the Local Enterprise Partnership.
He said: “This contract will not only grow the workforce and production levels significantly, but also support the plant for the next three years.”
William Shotton said: “We are absolutely delighted with the partnership with 2 Sisters and the benefits of waste treatment at source, decreased vehicle movements and reduced carbon emissions to be achieved by this agreement.”