Local businesses awarded for their commitments to a renewable future

16:54, Monday, 8th August 2022

Two North Lincolnshire businesses have won major awards for their commitment to a renewable future.

Scunthorpe-based CorrBoard and Humber-based refinery Phillips 66 both picked up accolades at the tenth annual Humber Renewables Awards held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort.

CorrBoard, a privately-owned, sheet feeding specialist based in Scunthorpe, was announced the winner of the Best Renewable Energy Project and received runner-up in the Green Innovation category.

The local independent business went up against other industry-leading businesses from a range of sectors.

Rob Burgin, Managing Director at CorrBoard, said: “It’s difficult to put into words how we all feel right now. This is a huge accolade and is testament to the investment, time, effort and focus we all put into sustainability at CorrBoard.

“We were up against some incredible businesses with projects on a massive scale, to be coming away with a runner-up certificate and winner’s trophy is simply fantastic. We are over the moon and can’t wait to get them on display in reception.”

The Phillips 66 Humber Refinery received a Green Innovation award for its achievements in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The Humber-based refinery is the first in the UK to produce SAF at scale created from waste feedstock, which is currently being supplied to British Airways to help power their Boeing 787 aircrafts.

The airline will purchase enough sustainable fuel to reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions by almost 100,000 tonnes, the equivalent of powering 700 net zero CO2 emissions flights between London and New York on its fuel-efficient aircrafts.

Darren Cunningham, General Manager of Humber Refinery and Phillips 66’s Lead Executive in the UK, said: “This is an exciting time for Phillips 66 Humber Refinery and all the carbon reduction projects the team is currently working on.

“We are proud to receive this acknowledgement for our work on SAF and have been working with the Government for the last couple of years on these advanced fuels. It is a fantastic opportunity to help lower air travel carbon emissions.

“There is so much to talk about in terms of our current projects, including Humber Zero, incorporating carbon capture technology and the Gigastack renewable hydrogen project as we look to progress.”

Cllr David Rose, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “Year after year the Humber Renewables Awards recognise the success of both large and small firms within the energy industry and honours them for being at the forefront of the country’s zero-carbon ambitions.

“It aligns perfectly with the new Green Futures policy that has been introduced by North Lincolnshire Council who have pledged to end its contribution to climate change and become carbon neutral by 2030.

“Our local businesses are making astonishing commitments and achievements towards making our area a cleaner, greener, healthier, and a more sustainable and attractive place to live, work and visit.

“It is excellent to see them recognised and awarded for their great work.”

The A Green Future policy is designed to enable the council, together with residents and businesses, to all work together to protect our environment, end our contribution to climate change and all benefit from the wealth of the natural and economic opportunities we have in North Lincolnshire.

(Pictured: CorrBoard colleagues Anne-Marie Barron, Rob Burgin and Katie Woodward.)