AMP, the specialist developer, operator and owner of low-carbon energy projects, is to install, own and operate a £16.5 million low carbon energy centre for leading malt product manufacturer and distributor, Muntons – an initiative which will see the maltster save 15.5 thousand tonnes of carbon per annum at its plant in Stowmarket.
The energy centre will include a 14MW biomass boiler and a Gas CHP system and will decarbonise 100,000,000 kWh of heat demand each year – which is equivalent to decarbonising the heat of more than 8,000 homes. Muntons is a signatory to the Science Based Targets initiative and the Stowmarket project will allow it to hit its science-based targets, which are to reduce emissions by 45% (based on 2010 levels) by 2025.
The project sees AMP take responsibility for the development, design, installation and ongoing operation of the energy centre and Muntons will purchase the low carbon heat – and power – generated under a long-term energy supply contract. Work on the installation began in late July, with commissioning targeted by April 2021. AMP is also responsible for providing the biomass fuel for the boiler, which will come from UK sourced virgin wood supply which has been facilitated by AW Jenkinson Forest Products.
Vital Energi is acting as main contractor for the project.