Glebe Farm releases best in class CO2 emission figures for its British made oat drink

July 20, 2021

New report reveals emission levels lower for PureOaty than any other competitors announced in UK oat milk sector.

Glebe Farm, a British oat milling business is proud to reveal best-in-class carbon emission figures for their UK produced Oat Drink. The new report, which was commissioned through independent consultancy NFU Energy, examines the carbon dioxide footprint of Glebe Farm’s oat drink from initial cultivation up to the point of distribution. It found that just 0.29kg of CO2 equivalent is emitted on average per litre of PureOaty oat drink produced, lower than any other oat drink currently reporting comparable figures in the UK.

Glebe Farm is the pioneer of gluten free oats and home to Britain’s first production plant for making oat drink from scratch in the UK. Run by brother and sister team Philip and Rebecca Rayner on the family farm in Cambridgeshire, the UK-based facility allows the business to bring high quality, plant-based milk using British core ingredients to the UK market.

Sustainability and the environment are at the heart of Glebe Farm’s family business. Not only are all of its oats grown locally but the milk is also produced on site, with solar panels and biomass generators producing power for the production facility.

Owner and MD Philip Rayner comments: “As food growers and manufacturers, we recognise our responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of our operations, and this report highlights the unique benefits our British Farm can offer to the growing UK plant-based drinks market.

“As we grow and mill our own oats locally, Glebe Farm keeps food miles to an absolute minimum. What’s more, our control over the oat supply means we can make use of by-products such as the inedible oat chaff for powering production facilities. This means less waste and greater efficiency in these areas than other oat milk manufacturer could achieve.

“As farmers we care deeply about the environmental burden of food production because we experience first-hand the changing weather patterns over the years. By growing, milling and ‘milking’ our own oats right here in the UK, Glebe Farm can offer an oat drink with lower CO2 emissions than any of its competitors.”