We operate from one of the UK’s first carbon-neutral off-grid large-scale
We understand how manufacturing production can impact the earth, our community, and our clients, especially on our own social responsibility and within our supply chain. So, we are extremely proud of our green facilities. At our Gosfield main production facility, the site is fully powered by energy generated from an adjacent solar farm and an on-site Anaerobic digestion plant.
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The adjacent solar farm that powers our facilities was developed on proven low productivity agricultural land, 44,976 solar panels are carefully positioned, enabling animal grazing, plant life and other natural habitats to flourish.
Each panel is capable of producing up to 11.47MWp of clean renewable electricity per annum, which is enough electricity to power approximately 3,545 homes.
All of our electrical consumption in the engineering and manufacturing operations is met through this green energy supply. Using green energy to power our manufacturing operation allows us to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
Saving 165,000 tonnes of carbon over the next 25 years
At the Gosfield site, there is an Anaerobic digestion facility to produce up to 6,000 kW per day of electricity and up to 8,136 kW per day of thermal heat. Producing enough electricity to power 619 homes per day and thermally heat approximately 150 homes per day.
Anaerobic digestion breaks down organic matter to produce biogas, this organic matter (such as maize, grass and whole-crop cereal) is largely grown on local farms. What’s left from the digestion process is 3,000 tonnes of organic fertiliser, which is spread back on to the farmland in place of fossil fuel-derived fertilisers and saves five tonnes of carbon for every ton of Nitrogen.
The Anaerobic Digester facility provides us with power for our production facilities at night and fulfils some of the factory’s heat requirements. Surplus electricity produced by the operator flows to the grid as electricity for the local area.
Evolving our processes is key to reducing our carbon footprint and working with the local communities to help educate and empower sustainable choices.