Mettis to expand sustainable, energy-saving network
We’re delighted to have received a £100,000 grant from Worcestershire County Council Here2Help Business to expand the energy-saving capabilities of our innovative, combined heat and power plant.
The plant, which has been operational since 2019, has two engines of 1.5MW each, generating enough electricity to power 1,000 kettles.
In addition to providing a consistent supply of power to our site, waste heat will be captured through a heat exchanger to heat water in our processing tanks and heat buildings, making our operations more sustainable.
Our energy team develops and promotes a variety of energy-saving solutions across our site including the rollout of LED systems, infra-red bolster heating controls, compressed air generation and leak detection.
Ian Maund, Plant Engineering Manager, who was instrumental in the development of the power plant, said: “We are very grateful to Worcestershire County Council for their support for our combined heat and power plant as part of our commitment to continually enhancing the energy efficiency of our operations using the latest technologies.”
Councillor Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council’s Cabinet Member with Responsibility for the Economy and Infrastructure, said: “Mettis is a great example of how we can help local businesses to develop and prosper even during this challenging time. Our Here2Help Business grants are continuing to support businesses across the county, and I would encourage all Worcestershire SMEs to consider the support available to them.”
Work to extend our power plant’s sustainable network is due to take place this summer.