Will on-site renewable energy enhance your business? If you want to:
• Reduce your fossil fuel consumption
• Control your energy purchase costs
• Cut emissions and your carbon footprint
• Improve your CSR rating and brand image
• Secure a competitive advantage
Then using on-site Anaerobic Digestion, for energy recovery, could be the solution. The biogas that is produced can generate electricity or feed on-site boilers. Investigate (case studies) Clearfleau’s bio-energy plants in the food and beverage sector.
Tackling Industry Challenges
Energy is a major cost for most manufacturers. As your energy costs escalate, can you reduce your fuel bills by generating value (and renewable energy) from your production residues? Mitigate rising costs by using process residues to power your factory.
How about using biogas, upgraded to bio-methane, to supply the gas grid and your boilers? At our latest project for First Milk at Aspatria, the biogas will help power the factory and supply local gas users.
How Can Clearfleau Help?
The benefits of generating your on-site energy should not be under-estimated. Replacing fossil fuel energy and cutting your carbon footprint will help meet CSR / sustainability targets. Decentralised energy supply will command a premium as reliance on renewables increases. A Combined Heat and Power (CHP) engine will replace bought-in electricity or feed the grid.
Benefits to Your Business
Clearfleau’s plants generate renewable energy on factory sites – could your site be next? You could supply your site with renewable power or heat from a CHP or dedicated boiler. Or like Lake District Biogas, use gas upgraded for grid injection.
AD is eligible for renewable energy incentive payments. Companies generating energy from processing residues can get Government support – Feed in Tariff (FIT) and Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Incentive rates, intended to support early adopters, are being reduced, but payments are index linked and once secured are available for 20 years.
Whatever your needs, we can adapt our technology to help you meet them. Options include:
• CHP power where your primary requirement is on-site electricity
• Boiler heat, mainly for smaller sites with lower power demand
• CHP and boiler combination to optimise your incentive revenue
• Upgraded bio-methane for grid injection and on-site combustion
• Conversion of biogas to vehicle fuel for use within your business
On-site energy will reduce your costs, your carbon emissions and your reliance on fossil fuels. Most projects provide a mix of power and heat that can be used on site.
Chris Gooderham, former Director of First Milk commented: “By utilising the very best technology from Clearfleau, First Milk will reduce the cost of handling creamery production residues, while generating renewable energy for use on site. The new AD plant is more efficient, produces much lower greenhouse gas emissions, as well as reducing off-site transport.”