×


Home About Contribute Media Kit Contact Sign In
×







.


Energy Industry News

Meet the Businesses Leading the Way by Switching from Oil to Gas


This pledge from the government has had a big impact on the way businesses work, inspiring many to introduce new ways of reducing their carbon footprint. For businesses operating off-grid, one of the options available to reduce carbon emissions is to switch to from oil to gas as a preferred energy s

Meet the Businesses Leading the Way by Switching from Oil to Gas


"Not only can switching from oil to gas help reduce carbon emissions, but it has the added benefit of potential cost savings."
Flogas



Back in June 2019, the UK became the first country to pass a net zero emissions law, with a target set for bringing all greenhouse gases to net zero by 250.

This pledge from the government has had a big impact on the way businesses work, inspiring many to introduce new ways of reducing their carbon footprint. For businesses operating off-grid, one of the options available to reduce carbon emissions is to switch to from oil to gas as a preferred energy supply.

Not only can switching from oil to gas help reduce carbon emissions, but it has the added benefit of potential cost savings. To find out who’s been playing their part in creating a green future, leading Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) supplier, Flogas have put together a list of businesses who’ve made the switch already.

Tamnavulin – whisky distillers

Based in Speyside, Tamnavulin is a single malt whisky distillery that produces over four million litres of Scotland’s favourite tipple a year. Driven by the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD), and a business requirement to cut carbon emissions and running costs, Tamnavulin turned to gas instead of oil.

Tamnavulin’s fuel requirements were assessed and a bespoke gas storage system was designed, along with all their pipework and civil work. This allowed the distillery to switch from heavy fuel oil (HFO) to LPG.

When compared to another distillery that still operates using HFO, Tamnavulin now produces 269 times less particulate matter, 767 times less sulphur dioxide, and three times less oxides of nitrogen.

Result of switching from oil to LPG: 19.7% per year reduction in CO2 emissions

Carden Park Hotel

Set within a picturesque 1,000-acre estate, Carden Park is a luxury 196-room hotel 196 that also boasts 18 meeting rooms, a spa, two championship golf courses, two restaurants and 10 wedding ceremony venues, as well as a three-acre vineyard.

Over 20,000 guests visit the off-grid hotel each calendar year, so a substantial amount of energy is needed to power heating, hot water, and other facilities like the kitchen.

With such a high energy consumption, the hotel was spending heavily on oil and were looking for more sustainable ways find a way to reduce their overheads. They researched other off-grid options, such as renewables, but LPG was deemed the most appropriate choice and provided them with the quickest results -which ended up being a saving of 277 tonnes of carbon every year.

10 LPG tanks were discreetly fitted underground in the vineyard to ensure there was no visual impact on the landscape for guests, staff and visitors.

Result of switching from oil to LPG: 23% reduction in annual CO2 emissions, 21.8% saving in fuel costs

 

Pat Munro – quarrying & aggregate production

As one of the biggest contractors in the Scottish Highlands, Pat Munro owns and operates quarries, and manufactures roadstone and concrete, as well as recycled aggregates and tarmacadam.

With vast production comes a huge heat demand on an annual basis. The company was previously using up to half a million litres of gas oil – also known as ‘red diesel’ – to heat tens of thousands of tonnes of rock in its roto dryer every year – generating 1,114 tonnes of CO2e in the process.

After Pat Munro’s energy needs were assessed, a project-managed team helped the switchover from start to finish, which included specifying, designing, and installing the fuel system and LPG tanks, and supplying the LPG.

Result of switching from oil to LPG: 25% reduction in CO2e emissions, 19% saving in fuel costs

The standard setters

This article has delved briefly into business examples of the companies switching from oil to gas. The benefits, including cost saving is clear to see, so the hope is that more businesses on a year-by-year basis give serious consideration to switching from oil to gas.

.


Energy Business News - In households across the UK, appliances are used every day to help us stay cool or warm, keep entertained and carry out tasks like washing and drying clothes. But with high usage of products comes the cost of higher energy bills.


Five Energy Inefficient Appliances Inside a Home

Energy Business News - North East manufacturing specialist Express Engineering has sold its aerospace division to focus on developing its subsea energy products business.


Tyneside engineering business sells off aerospace division

Energy Business News - Back in June 2019, the UK became the first country to pass a net zero emissions law, with a target set for bringing all greenhouse gases to net zero by 250.


Meet the Businesses Leading the Way by Switching from Oil to Gas

Energy Business News - Gateshead-based Express Engineering, a global leader in innovative manufacturing, assembly and testing solutions for the subsea oil and gas industry, has appointed six new apprentices as it continues to invest to support growth and engineering excellence.


Express Engineering invests in apprentices to support growth

Energy Business News - AceOn Energy says its new Renewergy Virtual Power Plant VPP can play a major part in helping the UK meet its climate change targets in the next 20 years. And it says the rollout of the Renewergy VPP system will also bring cost savings for householders and new revenue streams for councils, social housing providers and developers.


Pioneering Renewergy Virtual Power Plant launched by AceOn

Energy Business News - Leading green energy pioneer AceOn today welcomed the Prime Minister s plans for a green industrial revolution but warned they need to go even further if the UK is to meet its legal Climate Change targets.


AceOn welcomes Green Revolution plans - but they must go further






Ten Times Ten

We transform your bright ideas into brilliant digital products.