The company, which produces milk-based products for the feed and food markets, was using Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) and gas oil to meet its high energy requirements at its largest manufacturing facility in Felinfach, West Wales – spending millions each year.
The off-grid business was keen to find an effective solution – one that would significantly save on energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.
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Head of Procurement, Volac
After considering a variety of options, including ultra-light heating oil (ULHO), biofuel oil mixes, mains natural gas and liquid petroleum gas (LPG), Volac selected liquefied natural gas (LNG), as it provided the most beneficial solution compared to oil. The move marked the UK’s largest ever LNG conversion project./p>
The introduction of LNG from Flogas has allowed Volac to make major savings on energy bills but also very importantly, to reduce carbon emissions. Over the first 12 months of operating, Volac has reduced fuel costs year on year by 7%, and cut carbon emissions by 9,000, tonnes (30%).
Head of LNG, Flogas
Johnathan Hogg, General Manager at Volac’s Felinfach facility in West Wales, added: “Working with Flogas on this project has been exciting and rewarding. Their team is open minded and pro-active, and as such they have enabled the development of this opportunity, which is amongst the first of its kind in British industry. Not only has this project reduced our carbon footprint and costs, it should pave the way for other similarly constrained rural businesses to follow suit.”