Barfoots Sustainability

 
 

Winner: G’s

Runner-up: Aldi

Traditional mushroom farms use large amounts of energy and heat generated from non-renewable sources to grow their crop.

G’s Fresh Mushrooms has developed a system that uses green energy generated from an onsite anaerobic digester instead of energy from non-renewable sources.

Heat generated during the digestion process is transferred to the mushroom farm and used in both the growing and hygiene operations, removing the energy-intensive traditional method of steam sterilisation of the tunnels.

The net effect of these actions is a reduction of circa four million kilos of CO2 versus a traditional mushroom farm over the space of a year.

 
 

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