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Tyrrells Crisps aims to reduce carbon emissions

06 June 2021

One of the UK’s largest potato crisp manufacturers, Tyrrells, has taken another step in a continued sustainability drive by converting its energy supply to liquefied natural gas (LNG), which will reduce its carbon emissions by over 14% per year. 

Tyrrells produces over 86 million bags of crisps every year and, with high energy demands to consider, it wanted to find a way of increasing efficiencies in order to lower its carbon footprint.  Additionally, a solution was needed to reduce the number of weekly fuel deliveries in order to improve site safety. 
The company approached Flogas for a solution. Eileen Wilkes, head of manufacturing from Tyrrells, said: “As a company, we’re constantly evaluating the way we work to introduce new sustainability measures. By switching to LNG, we will be reducing our carbon emissions by over 14% and cutting our production costs in the process, thanks to the cleaner burning nature of natural gas.
“From a site safety perspective, one of the main issues we faced with the previous layout of the site was that we were limited in terms of our storage space. This meant that as our business grew, several deliveries of fuel were needed each week to meet energy demands, which in turn presented potential risks with additional vehicle movements around a busy factory. 
“Working alongside Flogas enabled us to identify an area on site, then design, plan and construct a purpose-built gasification plant.   The LNG is self-contained and located to the side of the main factory, so delivery trucks will not need to interact with site movements, which will minimise the risk to staff.   This solution will also allow us to reduce site deliveries by 40%, resulting in fewer transport emissions and less disruption to local residents.”

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