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Tate & Lyle commissions $60m CHP plant

Tate & Lyle has commissioned $60m cogeneration plant at its corn wet milling facility in Loudon, Tennessee, US.

Siemens has delivered two SGT-700 gas turbines and two SGen-100A generators for the natural gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) system.
Siemens SGT-700 gas turbine
The new CHP system is expected to considerably enhance energy and operations efficiency at the American specialty food ingredients manufacturer’s facility besides cutting down greenhouse gas emissions by about 50%.

Siemens Power & Gas North America sales head John Gibson said: “The trend toward distributed energy systems gives our customers an opportunity to implement innovative solutions to address their power generation needs.

“By generating electricity on-site and recovering heat that would typically be wasted, Tate & Lyle not only increases energy efficiency, but also substantially reduces energy costs and carbon emissions.”

The CHP system will be supplied with natural gas via a new dedicated pipeline which will cater to the food company’s energy requirements while the surplus gas will be supplied to other areas.

Once the unit is in place Tate & Lyle’s CO2e emission is expected to come down by nearly 10%.