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Savoy to turn leftover food into electricity

05 May 2009 by
Savoy to turn leftover food into electricity

The Savoy has claimed it will be the "most environmentally responsible hotel in London" when it re-opens later this year.

The claim came as the hotel revealed plans to recycle leftover food from its restaurants and turn it into electricity

The Savoy, which is closed for a £100m refurbishment, said the power from biomass would be enough to light 10% of its 263 bedrooms.

Waste from food preparation and plate scrapings is sorted into separate bins provided by PDM, which then takes the leftovers to its organic biomass-to-energy renewable power plant. When the hotel reopens later this year the waste will be collected daily.

Debra Patterson, eco-champion at the Savoy, said: "When the Savoy reopens it will be the most environmentally responsible hotel in London.

"We were delighted to find that PDM offered a solution that allowed us not only to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, but to make a significant improvement to the Savoy's overall carbon footprint by displacing fossil fuels - a completely sustainable solution."

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By Daniel Thomas

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