Green cheese company

Dairy products company Adams Foods has announced carbon savings of 476 tonnes in its new factory and office complex in Staffordshire.

The company which is famous for Kerrygold brand installed combined heat and power (CHP) technology provided by sustainable power group ENER-G as part of its environmental management programme.

An estimated carbon saving of 476 tonnes has been achieved since the CHP system was fully commissioned in June 2010. The system generates 150kW of electricity and provides 225kW of heat to pre-hear water for washing and cleaning. Occupying 15,500m”, the new facility employs 550 people and operates 24 hours a day.

Other energy saving technologies the company has implemented is sun pipes, passive infra-red (RIR) lighting controls, photovoltaic cells and free cooling to the production hall using roof mounted air fans and inverter driven motors on pumps and fans.

The green factory and office complex aim to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly

The state-of-the-art factory and office complex aims to be the most efficient and environmentally friendly cheese packing facility in Europe.

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