News

New Management appointments

11/12/2017
SARIA has strengthened its management team with four new key appointments.

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ReFood Christmas charity campaign

02/11/2017

ReFood Christmas campaign helps the homeless this winter

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ReFood’s Sustainable Visionary graduates with first class honours

18/07/2016

Ronan Keane, the winner of ReFood’s 'Sustainable Visionaries' has graduated from Huddersfield University with a first class honours degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. 

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SARIA achieves off-grid status in Doncaster

18/07/2016

SARIA’s Doncaster site is now running completely off-grid and using 100% renewable energy, thanks to its ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant.

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Construction starts on new £32m AD facility in Dagenham

06/04/2016

This week, ReFood – the UK’s leading food waste recycler – started construction work on its brand new £32m AD plant in Dagenham.

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SARIA Group acquires remaining shares in UK subsidiary SARIA Ltd

08/03/2016
SARIA Group acquires 100% of the shares in SARIA Ltd.

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Obituary notice - Mr Gordon Braide

15/01/2016
We are deeply saddened to announce that our former managing director, Gordon Braide (76), passed away on 9th January 2016.

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ReFood officially unveils its 2015 Sustainable Visionary

07/07/2015
The UK’s leading food waste recycler, ReFood, has announced the winner of its Sustainable Visionaries student scholarship competition.

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ReFood launches industry-first food waste scholarship

26/11/2014
Undergraduates from across the UK compete to win £5,000 bursary.

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Austerfield Study Centre hosts Christmas fair on 6th December

26/11/2014
SARIA proud to offer continued support to Austerfield Study Centre who are celebrating the opening of the newly renovated school hall with a Christmas Fair.

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SARIA host their 2014 group open days at Widnes site

12/11/2014
Europe's leading food waste recycling specialist, SARIA is throwing open the doors to two of its processing facilities for the first time.  The ReFood Widnes gas-to-grid anaerobicc digestion (AD) plant and SECANIM animal by-product processing facility both welcomed guests on 11/12th November for its stakeholder open days.

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SARIA Open Day - 2014

03/11/2014
SARIA's increasingly popular open days are being held on 11th and 12th of November

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Win the chance to design a ReFood truck.

06/10/2014
Local schoolchildren 'waste' no time in getting hands-on with new truck design.

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ReFood launches new biofertiliser ReGrow

01/10/2014
Wednesday 1st October saw the UK's leading food waste recycler ReFood launch its nutrient-rich biofertiliser.

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ReFood invests £700,000 in new vehicle fleet

04/07/2014
ReFood has invested almost £700,000 expanding its collection fleet and created 12 new jobs following growth in the number of businesses in the region diverting food waste from landfill.

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ReFood opens first Gas-to-Grid AD plant in Widnes

23/06/2014
Wednesday 18th June 2014 saw ReFood officially open its latest anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Widnes.  The plant is the latest gas-to-grid AD plant and the second plant for the ReFood brand.

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PDM Group to rebrand

24/02/2014
Prosper De Mulder (PDM Group), the UK’s leading provider of recycling and process services to the food industry, is rebranding from March 1st.

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ReFood Dagenham plant gets planning approval

14/11/2013
ReFood wins planning approval for new AD plant and animal by-product transfer depot at Dagenham, East London

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New recruits and promotions at ReFood

23/10/2013
ReFood announce changes to the commercial team

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ReFood awards gas-to-grid contract

30/09/2013
Refood awards "gas-to-grid" contract for new Widnes AD plant

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Gary Welsh memorial bike ride

10/09/2013
Charity coast to coast bike ride in aid of Help for Heroes raises almost £1,500 in memory of ex PDM employee Gary Welsh.

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Commercial team appointments

30/08/2013

PDM Group has announced the appointment of two new members of staff.

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PDM Group offers support to Austerfield Study Centre

11/07/2013
A local Environmental Education centre is forced with closure due to funding cuts.

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PDM Group CONNECT 2013 Open Days

21/06/2013
PDM Group is holding a series of CONNECT 2013 open days in July

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PDM welcomes new shareholder to Oilsense

14/05/2013
PDM are delighted to welcome the UK's largest collectors of used cooking oils to their Oilsense business

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PDM strengthens its services to the farming sector

03/05/2013

PDM has acquired major fallen stock collector

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ReFood achieves certification for digestate

02/05/2013
ReFood has achieved certification for its DynAgro liquid fertiliser.

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New ReFood and Nortech websites go live!

02/05/2013
PDM Group companies launch new websites

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Horse meat mislabling

13/02/2013
PDM Group position on horse meat

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Construction starts on new Widnes ReFood AD plant

25/01/2013

PDM has started the construction of its second ReFood AD plant.

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PDM Group reorganisation

02/01/2013

As part of the ongoing program of business efficiency improvements, PDM Group has implemented a process of legal entity simplification.

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PDM Group donates additional £10,000 to local sports project

02/01/2013

PDM Group's Hartshill operation makes a further donation to help the local Council complete a new sports pavilion.

 

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Planning approval received for new ReFood AD plant

09/10/2012
Planning approval has been received for a new ReFood Anaerobic Digestion plant at Widnes, Cheshire.

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ReFood Doncaster wins environment award

01/10/2012
ReFood wins award for helping businesses be more sustainable....

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Institute of Hospitality and PDM Group: working towards zero landfill

17/05/2012

PDM Group is working closely with the Institute of Hospitality to advise their members on all aspects of food recycling

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Mr Prosper De Mulder. 1917 - 2012

21/02/2012
We are deeply saddened to announce that our Chairman Mr Prosper De Mulder (94) passed away earlier today following a short illness.

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ReFood launches next stage of UK expansion

13/01/2012

PDM Group has announced plans to invest a further £40 million in developing its network of ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plants this year. This investment will result in two new plants located in Widnes andEast London.

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PDM strengthens relationship with SARIA Bio-Industries

14/09/2011

Leading food waste recycler, PDM Group, is strengthening its relationship with SARIA Bio-Industries, one of Europe’s leading producers of high quality proteins and fats from animal by-products.

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Ed Miliband opens UK’s first ReFood AD plant

09/09/2011

The Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP opened the UK’s first ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant at the PDM Group headquarters in Doncaster. The ReFood plant is a significant addition to PDM’s portfolio of recycling solutions.

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PDM Group’s first AD plant takes shape

05/04/2011

The UK’s first ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant is taking shape at PDM’s headquarters in Doncaster.

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Manifesto launch lays out the future for food waste in the UK

01/03/2011

Document challenges food waste sector to eradicate landfill-bound food waste by 2020

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ReFood Doncaster Plant Recruitment

02/02/2011
Recruitment of key management and operational personnel for PDM Group's new ReFood AD plant in Doncaster underway

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PDM announces local focus for AD plant construction

18/01/2011
PDM confirms the companies chosen to build its industry-leading ReFood anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Doncaster.

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PDM's Silvertown plant celebrates 130 years heritage

21/12/2010

John Knights in Silvertown celebrates 130 years at its current site

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Construction starts on new ReFood AD plant in Doncaster

07/09/2010

Construction has started on the first ReFood Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in the UK.

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PDM strengthens relationship with European counterpart

19/07/2010
The PDM Group has further strengthened its relationship with SARIA Bio-Industries, one of Europe’s leading food-chain recycling businesses, as it announces SARIA has acquired a 10 per cent equity stake in the business.

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Nortech becomes first packed oil company to achieve independent RSPO supply chain certification

18/07/2010
Nortech Foods, the leading supplier of boxed frying, baking and roasting products, has become the first packed oil company in Europe to achieve independent RSPO...

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PDM and ReFood exhibit at RWM 2010

16/07/2010
PDM Group & ReFood UK will once be offering their unique range of national food waste recycling services at the UK's premier trade event

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PDM Managers get 'on their bikes' for a good cause

23/03/2010
Two Managers from PDM’s Exeter plant are ‘getting on their bikes’ to raise money for a local Cancer Charity.

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Nortech Foods brings packed sustainable palm oil to the UK

22/03/2010
Nortech Foods becomes the first company in the UK to offer fully certified sustainable palm oil to the food manufacturing industry

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Tesco and Stobart join forces with PDM Group to run on renewable energy

16/02/2010
Tesco has announced that its new distribution centre in Widnes will be completely powered by renewable energy generated from food waste by PDM Group....

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ReFood hits the road!

10/02/2010

Businesses in South Yorkshire can now recycle all food waste into renewable energy...

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PDM Group Nominated For Top Recycling Awards

25/09/2009
PDM Group has been shortlisted for two national recycling awards...

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Nortech Foods Launches New Website

18/08/2009
PDM Group company Nortech Foods, the country's largest refiners, producers and packers of animal oils and fats, has launched its new website.

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PDM Team Raises £13,000 for Macmillan Charity

06/08/2009
Once upon a time 4 people said they were thinking about walking the Yorkshire 3 Peaks – before they knew it there was a team of 37 all raising sponsorship for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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New Association Will Strive to Cut Carbon Cost of UK Food

01/07/2009
Britain will continue to lead the way in reducing the carbon cost of food production, according to the new Food and Biomass Renewables Association (Fabra).

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PDM Oilsense voted best new supplier by KFC

26/03/2009
PDM Oilsense has continued its award-winning form, after receiving the New Supplier of the Year 2008 Award from KFC.

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PDM Group helps Tesco recycle all waste meat into renewable energy

06/03/2009
Tesco is working with PDM Group to supply renewable energy generated from its unsold meat products. As part of the supermarket giant's ongoing commitment to sustainability the 5,000 tonnes of out-of-date meat are generating enough 'green' electricity to power more than 600 homes for a year.

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Planning approval awarded for new anaerobic digestion plant in Doncaster

18/02/2009
The PDM Group has been awarded planning permission for a state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Doncaster. The £12 million facility will add to PDM's portfolio of food waste and energy generation technologies.

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PDM wins prestigious contract to recycle food waste from Sainsbury's stores

06/01/2009
In an innovative new plan to stop all food waste going to landfill, Sainsbury's has joined forces with the PDM Group to divert food waste from landfill to generate renewable energy.

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PDM Group receives planning approval for new biomass-to-energy power plant

01/09/2008
PDM Group has been awarded planning permission for a new renewable energy plant at its site in Widnes, Cheshire.

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PDM Group uses Formula 1 technology to prevent "shattered lives"

01/04/2008
Every 25 minutes, someone breaks or fractures a bone at work according to the latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Last year in Yorkshire and Humber as a whole 4,466 people were injured costing the region almost £77 million.

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Tallow and Rendered Animal Fats

01/01/2008
he Waste Incineration Directive (WID) includes tallow within its scope whether it is a ‘waste’ or not; tallow only becomes a waste when it is burned - at all other times it can be sold and used as a product.

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New Management Appointments

01/10/2007
PDM Group has strengthened its management team with two new key appointments.

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Demand for sustainability brings new faces to the Food Industry

01/05/2007
PDM has appointed two additional Regional Account Managers to support the rapid expansion of its environmentally sustainable recycling services for the food industry.

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PDM Group launches national food waste recycling service

01/04/2007
Award-winning food waste recycler PDM Group has expanded its meat waste collection service to include all food wastes; and in doing so could be providing the answer to all those under pressure to conform to the Government’s Waste Strategy.

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PDM Group donates £20,000 to South Yorkshire Flood Victim Support Appeal

01/03/2007
PDM Group has donated £20,000 to the South Yorkshire Flood Victim Support Appeal to help support some of the thousands of people who have been displaced from their homes by the flooding.

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PDM Group provides green solution to reduce CIWM annual exhibition carbon footprint.

01/02/2007
PDM Group provided food waste collection and recycling services at last week's Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) show in Torbay, Devon.

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PDM Management Changes

01/01/2007
After a 15 year career with PDM Group, Charles Reynolds has retired as Chief Executive.

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PDM Group scoops top recycling award

13/10/2006
PDM Group has been named 'Retail Recycling Champions' at the 2006 Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management.

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UKRA Press Statement - Tallow burning and the Waste Incineration Directive

26/04/2006
Representatives from the United Kingdom Renderers' Association (UKRA) met on the 25th April with Mr Elliot Morley, Minister of State at DEFRA, for discussions regarding the application of the Waste Incineration Directive to the burning of tallow.

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Livestock sector to appeal against £50 million tallow fuel ban

20/04/2006
The livestock industry is appealing against a decision to stop renderers using tallow as a fuel because they fear it will hit farm gate beef prices and push up fallen stock collection costs by 15-30%.

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New recycling service offered to Fish & Chip shops

10/03/2006
Increasing pressure is being brought to bear on the disposal of waste oils and fats through the controlled waste regulations; users of oil and fats have a legal duty of care to ensure their waste product is passed to an authorised collector.

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Investment in steam recovery system cuts energy costs by 10%

09/09/2005
A Spirax Sarco flash steam recovery system is delivering direct energy savings of 10% plus a further 10% in indirect savings at PDM Group’s site at Nuneaton. The system has also dramatically cut visible plumes of steam from the site.

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Green energy expansion at Widnes

14/07/2005
PDM Group's Widnes plant has opened the gates to a massive increase in green power supply potential.

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Accolade for rising management star from Cheshire

05/04/2005
Ashley Burdock, Site Operations Manager at PDM Group's Widnes plant, has been selected from a pool of more than 7000 candidates to win the Chartered Management Institute's annual 'National Merit Award'.

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PDM Group supports meat industry call for action to safeguard tallow fuel

01/01/2005
Britain's meat industry is united behind calls for changes to legislation governing the use of tallow as a fuel. At a meeting hosted by the United Kingdom Renderer's Association (UKRA), representatives from the farming unions, Government agencies, meat processors, abattoirs and renderers signed up to campaign for change.

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