Tate & Lyle PLC has announced a $75 million investment in a new natural gas–fired combined heat and power system to deliver significant environmental and economic benefits at its Lafayette South corn wet milling facility in Lafayette, Ind. This investment will support the delivery of Tate & Lyle’s new sustainability targets for 2030, which include reducing greenhouse gas emissions, eliminating coal from its operations, and reducing water use.
The new gas turbines will generate electricity and steam to power and heat the facility, delivering a significant improvement in energy and operational efficiency. The new co-generation system will replace the site’s coal-fired boiler, delivering approximately a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and a 5% reduction in water use.
This investment follows the completion of a similar system at Tate & Lyle’s corn wet mill in Loudon, Tenn., in 2017. Tate & Lyle has a six-year, $150 million productivity program, which is now in its third year, and this investment is part of delivering that program.
“This major investment will make our facility more efficient and directly benefit the local community through improved air quality, decreased water use, and less truck traffic,” said Travis Montoya, plant manager at Lafayette South.