Two Tate & Lyle US plants awarded Energy Star Certification for fifth and seventh year in a row

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14 September, London, UK: Tate & Lyle is pleased to announce that its two corn wet mills in Loudon, Tennessee and Lafayette South, Indiana, in the US have been awarded the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Energy Star certification, having met strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. They are the only corn refining plants in the US to earn this accolade.

Nick Waibel, Global Energy Lead at Tate & Lyle, commented: “We are thrilled to receive this certification for the fifth and seventh consecutive years for our Loudon and Lafayette South plants, respectively. Achieving this honor in the first year is quite an achievement but to maintain such high standards over so many years reflects the dedication and hard work of our operations team, especially our technicians who are committed to running these mills as efficiently as possible.”

Tate & Lyle is a leading global provider of food and beverage ingredients and solutions, which help reduce sugar, calories and fat, add fibre, and provide texture and stability in food and drink. The facilities in Lafayette South and Loudon export ingredients to many countries around the world.

Tate & Lyle has made a number of significant capital investments to improve energy performance and reduce greenhouse gas emissions at both facilities. In 2017, the company installed a Combined Heat & Power (CHP) system at its Loudon facility, which generates electricity and steam to power and heat the facility, resulting in a year over year reduction of around 35% in greenhouse gas emissions at the site. Lafayette South also installed a CHP facility this year which is expected to cut greenhouse gas emissions by around 40% at the site and reduce water use by approximately 5%, providing a more efficient and sustainable way of working.

“Energy efficiency contributes to greater economic development, greater competitiveness and a healthy environment while helping organizations meet their health, environmental and cost reduction goals,” said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the Energy Star Commercial & Industrial Branch.

ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Industrial Facilities:


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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 or follow Tate & Lyle on TwitterLinkedin or Facebook.