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."
By Daniel Thomas
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