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Biowise open new in-vessel composting facility

Case 721F wheel loader

Recycling firm invests £4.5 million in state-of-the-art waste processing plant in Yorkshire 

EAST Riding-based Biowise – which also trades under the name Wastewise – have opened a new in-vessel composting (IVC) facility in Willerby, near Hull. More than 100 guests, including representatives from local businesses, funding organizations, local authorities and schoolchildren, joined the Biowise management team at the opening event. 

The IVC plant will help address the shortage of waste-treatment facilities in the region, processing more than 60,000 tonnes of waste per annum. Biowise have invested £4.5 million in the project which includes funding assistance from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Yorkshire Bank and Close Brothers Asset Finance. 

The company, in partnership with Hartlepool-based J&B Recycling, has also been awarded a 10-year contract to process organic waste from both Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire Councils. 

The IVC facility, which utilizes the proven and high regarded Dutch-based ‘Gicom’ technology, converts organic waste into high-quality composting products. 

For the efficient handling of waste and compost on-site, Biowise have purchased two ‘compost spec’ Case 721F wheel loaders from local dealers Warwick Ward Ltd. Having previously operated a Case 821 FXR model, Steve Wardell, general manager of Biowise, had no hesitation in ordering further Case machines due to their proven performance and superior fuel efficiency. 

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