Tate & Lyle PLC (“Tate & Lyle”), a global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, welcomed local dignitaries, employees and other guests to a ceremony to celebrate the formal opening of its new co-generation plant at its corn wet milling facility in Loudon, Tennessee.
The new natural gas-fired combined heat and power system, representing a US $60 million investment by Tate & Lyle, will significantly improve energy and operational efficiency at the Loudon facility, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50 percent. Tate & Lyle’s global CO2e emissions will also be reduced by around 10 percent as a result of this investment.
The natural gas for the combined heat and power system will be supplied through a new dedicated pipeline which, as well as meeting Tate & Lyle’s energy needs, will provide the wider area with additional natural gas capacity to support local economic development efforts.
Vicky Bullivant, Vice President, Sustainability, Tate & Lyle said:
“This is one of the largest carbon reduction projects carried out by Tate & Lyle, and clearly demonstrates our strong commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. This major investment reduces Tate & Lyle’s global CO2e emissions by around 10 percent, providing a step-change in our global carbon footprint.”
Gerry Schlueter, Plant Manager, Loudon, Tate & Lyle added:
“We’ve been working closely with the community and our local and state governmental representatives from the outset of this project, and I would like to thank them for their support.
“This major investment has big wins for both Tate & Lyle and the local community. Tate & Lyle reduces its environmental footprint at the Loudon facility by nearly 50 percent, which benefits the local community, and the new pipeline will supply extra natural gas capacity to the wider area providing support for local economic development."