ONE of the UK’s largest potato crisp manufacturers, based in Herefordshire, has taken its latest step in a continued sustainability drive.

Tyrrells, based near Leominster, has converted its energy supply to liquefied natural gas (LNG), which it said should reduce its carbon emissions by more than 14 per cent every year.

As part of KP Snacks, Tyrrells produces more than 86 million bags of crisps a year and has high energy demands to consider.

Because of this, the company wanted to find a way of increasing efficiencies in order to lower its carbon footprint and reduce the number of weekly fuel deliveries to improve site safety.

Flogas was then approached to help resolve its energy and site challenges and deliver a turnkey energy solution.

Eileen Wilkes, head of manufacturing at Tyrrells, said the solution would reduce site deliveries by 40 per cent, resulting in fewer transport emissions and less disruption to local residents.”