Malt company boosts green image

23 June 2011: Dr paul Barratt (front) from the Centre for Low Carbon Futures at the University of Hull, in a field of low carbon barley in the Yorkshire Wolds. Hes is pictured with (l-r) Dominic Snook (Grainco), Mark Ineson (Muntons Malt), Terry Hopper (Yorkshire Farms), James Chapman (Grainco), and Guy Newsam (Muntons Malt)..Picture: Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures.01482 210267/07976 433960.www.hullnews.co.uk sean@hullnews.co.uk.
23 June 2011: Dr paul Barratt (front) from the Centre for Low Carbon Futures at the University of Hull, in a field of low carbon barley in the Yorkshire Wolds. Hes is pictured with (l-r) Dominic Snook (Grainco), Mark Ineson (Muntons Malt), Terry Hopper (Yorkshire Farms), James Chapman (Grainco), and Guy Newsam (Muntons Malt)..Picture: Sean Spencer/Hull News & Pictures.01482 210267/07976 433960.www.hullnews.co.uk sean@hullnews.co.uk.
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A MALT producer has boosted its environmental credentials after taking part in a research initiative with a leading university.

Muntons, in Stowmarket, has been involved in the project, which helps companies reduce carbon footprints in their supply chains and is run by the Centre for Low Carbon Futures at the University of Hull.

The business has made significant steps towards reducing its carbon output.

However, the research found that about 60 per cent of its emissions were associated with farming activities in its supply chain including fertiliser production and use. A meeting was then held involving growers, farming co-operatives and customers. Guy Newsam, Muntons’ general manager, said: “As a result we have now been to encourage growers to use accredited organic fertilisers produced from compost.”