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Energy for Manufacturing

Energy for Manufacturing – Industrial LPG and LNG


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Powering production profitably

Better for the planet and your bottom line

Let’s face it. Choosing the best energy source for your food manufacturing business can be a challenging task, especially when your operations are located where mains gas is not available.

But our team at Calor see it more as a valuable opportunity for your business to find a more efficient and cost-effective solution. Not to mention that industrial LPG and LNG are already the go-to solutions to cut carbon, especially as an alternative to polluting oil-based systems. And, there’ll be no need to worry about your sustainability targets down the line, as our energy for manufacturing businesses are future-proofed. That’s because we’ve pledged to provide customers like you with 100% renewable energy by 2040. We really are here for the long run. 

What are LPG and LNG?

Natural gas without the pipeline

Clean-burning and low carbon, industrial LPG and LNG are effective, tried-and-tested alternatives to expensive, oil-based systems for businesses concerned about costs and eco credentials. LPG is actually a blanket term for two separate gases, propane and butane, whilst LNG is natural gas in liquid form.

Benefits of LPG and LNG

  • Reduced carbon footprint

    Switching from oil to LPG or LNG could will result in reduction of your CO2 emissions. Gas is also significantly lower in SOx and NOx emissions.
  • Keeps you compliant

    LPG and LNG keep you compliant with environmental legislation such as the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD)** that limits the emission of pollutants from existing manufacturing plants by 2025.
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    Our investment in gas storage facilities enables us to buy-forward our gas in vast quantities. This allows us to stabilise prices and offer fixed price deals to large customers.
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    Efficiency for the masses

    LPG and LNG are extremely efficient fuels, ideal for demanding manufacturing operations that involve steaming, roasting, boiling, baking, drying, and sterilising, to name a few. Perfect for mass production.

Which fuel is for me?

It all comes down to how you use it

In a nutshell, LNG is the ideal choice for businesses that have a continuous high-demand demand for fuel and spend more than £80,000 on energy.  If your business is seasonal or stop/start, you might be better off with LPG.  Our experts in energy for manufacturing will tell you which fuel is best and offer a tailored solution for your business. So please do contact us if you’d like to talk through your options. 

Why choose Calor?

Why Choose Calor?

  • Tailored solutions and ongoing support

    If you choose to switch, we will project manage the changeover from start to finish. We can take care of everything and, once your system is up and running, we will continue to provide ongoing support.
  • Reliable delivery

    We've invested heavily in our infrastructure and operate the UK’s largest tanker fleet. Our Auto-ordering† system allows us to remotely monitor the contents of your gas tank, and schedule deliveries to ensure you never run out.
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    Experience and expertise

    We have over 85 years of gas storage and supply experience and our expertise is unrivalled in the industry.
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    Our safety commitment

    We are committed to continually improving the safety of our systems, equipment and resources. Our parent company, SHV Energy, continuously invests in the safety and reliability of our terminals. This means we can ensure a seamless service - now and well into the future.

Get in touch

Pop your details into our enquiry form and one of our manufacturing experts will give you a call. 

If you're switching from oil or electricity to gas, you want the process to be streamlined and easy, with minimal impact on your business. We understand that and will manage the whole process from start to finish. 

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Frequently asked questions

It’s a tailored solution and requires a site survey.
Yes, LPG/LNG are the cleanest of all fossil fuels. At Calor we have a commitment to offering 100% renewable energy by 2040.
On average, depending on the size of the business, a project can take around 18 months.
* Applies to plants with a rated thermal input (RTI) equal to or greater than 1 megawatt (MWth) and less than 50 MWth.

** Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD)

*** ‘LPG’s Carbon Footprint Relative to Other Fuels: A Scientific Review’ - Atlantic Consulting 2009.

† A telemetry unit will need to be installed by Calor, for the purpose of enabling Calor to remotely measure the quantity of LPG contained within the bulk tank(s) and schedule deliveries accordingly. Subject to the telemetry unit being able to receive signal. Direct-debit payment plan required.