November 16, 2021
Anpario installs solar panel as part of effort to cut carbon emissions
Anpario has announced its intention to install solar panels at the company's Nottinghamshire, UK head office and production facilities — an effort that will help to reduce carbon emissions and meet Anpario's net-zero emissions target by 2030 and help fight climate change.
The £274,000 (US$368,052) panel installation will commence in December 2021, with energy from the sun harnessed to power Anpario's manufacturing plant from early 2022. It is anticipated that the installation will generate one third of the company's current onsite annual energy consumption, equating to a 43% reduction in carbon emissions.
The balance of the onsite electricity will continue to be purchased from the grid from renewable energy sources, which have already been adopted as part of Anpario's overall drive to reduce carbon emissions. In addition, at times when the solar panels generate more electricity than is used on site, the excess will be exported to the national grid in the United Kingdom and used locally in homes and businesses, reducing the overall reliance on fossil fuels.
The initiative follows significant investment in recent years implementing bulk supply, automation and packaging solutions to reduce energy consumption, lower the impact of transportation and to minimise waste.
Anpario's key focus is to optimise animal protein production by using sustainable natural resources, for the benefit of animals, customers and human health, the company said.
The company's products support animal health and productivity, enabling producers to achieve a reduction in their carbon footprint associated with milk, meat and egg production.
"We recognise that swift and decisive action is now needed to reduce emissions and address the climate crisis globally. Anpario is focused and committed to reviewing and continuing to invest in our own operations to help meet this global challenge," said Karen Prior, corporate responsibility director at Anpario.
"Our production facility has established benchmark levels to measure scope 1 & 2 carbon emissions and is dedicated to drive continuous improvements to increase efficiency, thus reducing our impact on the environment. This is also crucial to our customers around the world in managing their supply chain emissions and reducing their carbon footprint.".