Quorn Foods hopes to see healthy carbon savings following the installation of a combined heat and power (CHP) plant.
It is working with Veolia to install a 2MW CHP unit and combination boiler that will provide low carbon electricity, hot water and steam to its production facility at Stokesley, North Yorkshire.
The CHP plant will generate around 13GWh of electricity every year, taking pressure off the local power grid.
Part of Monde Nissin Corporation, the meat-free brand’s energy efficiency project is part of a £30 million investment to boost production and drive growth.
Kevin Brennan, CEO at Quorn Foods told ELN: “At Quorn we are continually looking to improve the sustainability of our operations so that our sustainable and delicious protein is made with as little environmental footprint as possible.
“Of course energy usage plays a key role and I’m delighted that our £2 million investment in our new CHP plant, in partnership with Veolia, will result in a vast improvement in CO2e savings – 2,000 tones per year.”