Global resource management company, Veolia, is helping Quorn Foods advance their sustainability goals by delivering energy using combined heat and power, CHP, technology. As the first global brand in their sector to achieve Carbon Trust certification of its carbon footprint figures, Quorn Foods will now be able to guarantee the energy needs of the production facilities and reduce carbon emissions by a further 3,100 tonnes per year.
The CHP will deliver around 13GWh of electricity each year which will take pressure off the local electricity infrastructure and provide stable energy costs that are less susceptible to energy market price changes. Also included in the contract is a 10 year operation and maintenance service, provided by the nationwide service teams and this will guarantee availability on a 24/7 basis.
Commenting on this latest CHP application, Gavin Graveson, Veolia’s COO Public and Commercial said, “By integrating our CHP technology into their plant Quorn are demonstrating their commitment to sustainability, and we look forward to helping them achieve even greater carbon savings. Cogeneration systems make a real difference in delivering the energy needed to maintain modern production facilities, and this will add to over 70MWe of Veolia CHP which annually save over 158,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions for UK industry “
By integrating our CHP technology into their plant Quorn are demonstrating their commitment to sustainability
The Veolia CHP is one of the new lean burn units that deliver the high electrical efficiency required to support this type of production process. By harnessing the heat produced in the generating process and reducing transmission over long distances by being site based, the CHPs save energy and carbon emissions. This makes them typically twice as energy efficient as grid supplied electricity and separate heat plant.