Fuels for forward-thinking manufacturers

Better for the planet and your bottom line

Let’s face it. Good news in the energy market doesn’t come along very often. That’s why Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) are a breath of fresh air. LNG and LPG are versatile fuels already in widespread use in manufacturing plants worldwide wherever mains gas isn’t an option.

Clean-burning and low carbon, LPG and LNG are effective, tried-and-tested alternatives to expensive, oil-based systems for businesses concerned about costs and sustainability.

Benefits that are not just hot air

Switching from oil to Calor gas could cut your CO2 emissions by at least 20%.1 The cleanest of all fossil fuels, gas is also much lower in SOx and NOx emissions and emits only insignificant levels of harmful particulates.

If you worry about rising oil prices, you might be interested to know that our investment in gas storage facilities enables us to buy-forward and purchase gas in vast quantities. This allows us to stabilise prices and offer fixed price deals to large customers.

With increasing environmental legislation such as the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) limiting the emission of pollutants from existing manufacturing plants by 2025, switching to gas is an easy win.2

LPG and LNG are ideal for manufacturing operations that involve steaming, roasting, boiling, baking, smelting and annealing. They’re used to heat aggregates, fuel distilleries and manufacture boilers. And to produce such diverse items as precision engineering components, pet food and dairy products, to name just a few. 

What are LPG and LNG?

Natural gas without the pipeline

LPG is actually a blanket term for two gases, propane and butane, and LNG is natural gas in liquid form. Get the lowdown on the differences:

Which fuel is best?

It all comes down to how you use it

In a nutshell, LNG is the ideal choice for businesses that have continuous demand for fuel and spend more than £80,000 a year on energy. But if your business is seasonal or stop/start, you might be better off with LPG

We're always happy to discuss your business' energy requirements and recommend the fuel that's right for you. Please contact us if you'd like to talk through the options. 

Switching to Calor

Switching is easy

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. In just a few simple steps, you could be enjoying all the benefits of mains gas, off the grid. Within a matter of weeks, you will be enjoying reduced energy bills and be on the way to a typically short breakeven on your investment. We may even be able to spread the capital across the life of your fuel supply contract so no capital investment is needed upfront. 

  • Contact us for a free site visit

  • Our in-house engineering division will recommend the right solution for you

  • Sit back and let us manage your install!

What our customers think

"The team at Calor has been helpful and attentive throughout the entire process, helping us deal with any planning issues and managing the whole project to a very high standard."

Robert Peel, Director, Dairy Partners

Why choose Calor?

Assemble the right team

We understand that an interruption to your fuel supply would halt production. You may be reassured to know we have invested heavily in our infrastructure and operate the UK’s largest tanker fleet. No other gas supplier can match our delivery network.
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.
Our advanced Auto-ordering system allows us to remotely monitor the contents of your gas tank and schedule deliveries to ensure you never run out.
Calor has over 80 years of gas storage and supply experience and our expertise is unrivalled in the industry.
Calor is proud to be part of SHV Holdings, a well-established Dutch company with an annual turnover of €5 billion. Our customers have peace of mind that we have the backing of a major international firm.
Engineer at manufacturing plant, carrying out a safety check

1 Applies to plants with a rated thermal input (RTI) equal to or greater than 1 megawatt (MWth) and less than 50 MWth.

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