Moy Park has installed a new state of the art combined heat and power (CHP) unit at its Craigavon facility, whihc it says will bring substantial efficiency and sustainability benefits.
The new CHP unit, installed by Centrica Business Solutions, uses natural gas to generate electricity and hot water at the site, with its exhaust gases also used to feed into a heat recovery generator to provide steam. CHP technology is over twice as efficient as conventional power sources, Moy Park said.
Moy Park said it was the latest in a series of measures is taking to improve energy efficiency and meet its target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions across its operations by 2040. The company is also committed to reducing water use intensity by 15% by 2030 and have 100% renewable energy across the business by 2025.
“We have a responsibility to produce quality food in the most sustainable way and to reduce our impact on the environment,” said Nompilo Sibanda, general manager, Moy Park. “This responsibility is something we take very seriously, and across business we are taking action to make our processes more energy efficient and sustainable. This investment at Craigavon will ensure energy savings, and we are grateful to the team at Centrica for their partnership and collaboration in delivering this project.
“Our journey to net zero emissions by 2040 is ongoing and this is just one of many investments we are making to reach our sustainability goals. We are collaborating closely with partners to ensure our processes across the business and across the supply chain are more sustainable and bring us closer to our net zero target.”