Muntons, the Suffolk-based maltster and malted ingredients supplier, has won a top accolade at the AD and Biogas Industry Awards for its Stowmarket plant.

The company took the top spot for Best Food and Drink Industry AD Project in a highly contested category. Dr Nigel Davies, Muntons manufacturing and sustainability director, collected the award on behalf of the company, accompanied by members of the Muntons team who manage and run the company’s AD plant.

Davies said: “[Muntons AD plant] now generates 13% of the company’s Stowmarket plant electricity and has enabled us to significantly reduce waste tanker movments and, more importantly, provides us with a biofertiliser which we can offer back to the farmer to enrich the soil on which our raw material, malting barley, is grown.”

The awards were held at the Vox conference centre in Birmingham, with celebrity host Charlotte Smith, presenter of Radio 4’s Farming Today programme.

Muntons recently opened its first plant outside the UK.