Tate & Lyle celebrates completion of major energy efficiency and CO2e reduction project in Tennessee

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The new natural gas-fired combined heat and power system, representing a US$60 million investment by Tate & Lyle, will significantly improve energy and operational efficiency at the Loudon facility, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50%.

Tate & Lyle PLC (“Tate & Lyle”), a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions, today welcomed local dignitaries, employees and other guests to a ceremony to celebrate the formal opening of its new co-generation plant at its corn wet milling facility in Loudon, Tennessee.

The new natural gas-fired combined heat and power system, representing a US$60 million investment by Tate & Lyle, will significantly improve energy and operational efficiency at the Loudon facility, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50%.  Tate & Lyle’s global CO2e emissions will also be reduced by around 10% as a result of this investment.

The natural gas for the combined heat and power system will be supplied through a new dedicated pipeline which, as well as meeting Tate & Lyle’s energy needs, will provide the wider area with additional natural gas capacity to support local economic development efforts.

Vicky Bullivant, Vice President, Sustainability, Tate & Lyle said:

“This is one of the largest carbon reduction projects carried out by Tate & Lyle, and clearly demonstrates our strong commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. This major investment reduces Tate & Lyle’s global CO2e emissions by around 10%, providing a step-change in our global carbon footprint.”

Gerry Schlueter, Plant Manager, Loudon, Tate & Lyle added:

“We’ve been working closely with the community and our local and state governmental representatives from the outset of this project, and I would like to thank them for their support.

“This major investment has big wins for both Tate & Lyle and the local community.  Tate & Lyle reduces its environmental footprint at the Loudon facility by nearly 50%, which benefits the local community, and the new pipeline will supply extra natural gas capacity to the wider area providing support for local economic development."

Note to Editors:

1. Tate & Lyle achieved a score of 99/100 for its disclosure in the CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project) and attained performance band B, significantly above the Industry Group Average of 91/100 and a band C.
2.  The Loudon plant processes US grown corn into both speciality sweeteners and bulk ingredients which are distributed widely throughout the Americas and globally.
3. Tate & Lyle’s Loudon facility has recently won three awards: 
- The Environmental Award for Air Quality (>250 employees) and The Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Award both from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
-  The One Million Hour Safety Award (from January to June 2016) from the Corn Refiners Association.
4. The Loudon site is also home to DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products which provides natural and renewably sourced ingredients that enhance product performance. 

 

For more information contact:

Chris Olsen (for media in US)
Community and Government Relations 
Tate & Lyle PLC
+1-847-396-7615

Christopher Marsh
Group VP, Investor and Media Relations 
Tate & Lyle PLC
+44 (0)20 7257 2110
+44 (0)779 619 2688
[email protected]

Miriam Wilkens
VP, Communications 
Tate & Lyle PLC
+44 (0)207 257 2144
+44 (0)7768775762
[email protected]

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About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle PLC is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions. Supported by our 160-year history of ingredient innovation, we partner with customers to provide consumers with healthier and tastier choices when they eat and drink. We are proud that millions of people around the world consume products containing our ingredients every day.

Through our expertise in sweetening, mouthfeel and fibre fortification, our Food & Beverage Solutions business develops solutions which reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in categories including beverages, dairy, bakery, soups, sauces and dressings. Our Primary Products business produces nutritive sweeteners, industrial starches used in paper and packaging, acidulants and products used for animal nutrition.

We have around 4,400 employees working in more than 60 locations across 30 countries. Tate & Lyle’s purpose is Improving Lives for Generations and through our purpose we believe we can successfully grow our business and have a positive impact on society. We live our purpose in three ways, by supporting healthy living, building thriving communities and caring for our planet.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2021, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit https://www.tateandlyle.com or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedin or Facebook.

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