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
Investor.Relations@tateandlyle.com

Miriam Wilkens
VP, Communications 
Tate & Lyle PLC
+44 (0)207 257 2144
+44 (0)7768775762
miriam.wilkens@tateandlyle.com

About Tate & Lyle: 
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

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 2019, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit http://www.tateandlyle.com

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