Small & Medium sized businesses from across Cornwall and the Isles Of Scilly came together to celebrate the Cornwall Sustainability Awards at a virtual ceremony on Friday 4th December.
Bennamann were crowned Overall Winner as well as winner of the Circular Economy award. The overall winner is chosen from the winners of all the categories. The judges felt Bennamann stood out as the unique process they have developed can be scaled up and rolled out across Cornwall and beyond. This innovative energy company seeks to develop circular supply chains in biomethane, as a carbon-neutral process. The company is developing innovations at all four stages of the biomethane value chain (capture and process, storage, distribution and use) for a variety of organic waste sources. They have spearheaded some key technology for producing, storing and using bottled biomethane for vehicular use and they are trailing the production of an alternative green fuel made from manure slurry. This is a pilot scheme believed to be the first of its type in the world. If successful, the programme could be rolled out to hundreds of small-scale farms across Cornwall and create significant opportunities for farmers to diversify their income streams, save on operating costs, join the green economy and contribute to helping fight climate change.
Chris Mann, Chief Executive of Bennamann said “The Bennamann team are so excited and proud to receive this prestigious award. The support from Cornwall Council, LEP Cormac, Tevi and the European Regional Development Fund has been so important in getting us to this point in time. Next year is going to be momentous for us. What a great way to end 2020! Thank you!”.