15.5 thousand tonnes
of carbon savings per year

Long term agreement reduces
exposure to volatile energy prices

Fully funded £16.5 million
biomass energy centre

Fully funded on-site energy centre to support sustainable food production

AMP Clean Energy has developed, funded and will own and operate a biomass energy centre at Muntons’ Stowmarket facility. The on-site renewable energy centre has helped the maltster to achieve its science-based targets – to reduce emissions by 45% by 2025 (based on 2010 levels) – ahead of schedule. Muntons are well on track to meet their aspiration to be carbon neutral by 2050.

The Vision:

Muntons wanted to install low carbon technology to decarbonise operations at its manufacturing plant in Stowmarket and provide most of the site’s steam, heat and electricity needs. The energy centre needed to play an important role in helping Muntons achieve its wider sustainability plans.

The Solution:

AMP Clean Energy has developed, funded and will manage the biomass energy centre which will decarbonise 100,000,000 kWh of heat demand each year – equivalent to decarbonising the heat of more than 8,000 homes. 

The centre consists of a biomass boiler and Gas CHP system with waste heat recovery which interfaces with the site’s manufacturing processes. Muntons purchase the heat and electricity on a long-term supply agreement.

The science-based targets for manufacturing are to reduce carbon emissions by 57% by 2050. We aim to be far more ambitious and are on track to reduce emissions by 45% by 2025.  Crucial to us hitting this target is installing biomass heating at both of our UK malting sites. Working collaboratively with specialists AMP Clean Energy means we will confidently hit our ambitious decarbonisation targets and continue to deliver on our mantra of ‘Practical Sustainability’.

Mark Tyldesley, Group Managing Director at Muntons

Key Facts:

System: 14MW biomass boiler and Gas CHP with waste heat recovery

Carbon savings: 15.5 thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent / CO2 per annum

Capex: £16.5 million

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