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Tata Chemicals Europe opens £5.5m Cheshire plant

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Tata Chemicals Europe today opened a new £5.5m turbine at its Winnington CHP plant in Northwich, Cheshire, allowing the facility to provide energy for 200,000 households – an area the size of Liverpool.

The project – backed by a £2.5m European Regional Growth Fund grant from the UK government – has taken two years to complete. It will help to provide energy for Tata Chemicals Europe’s sites across Cheshire, local businesses in the area, and also for the National Grid.

The steam used to generate electricity is a by-product of industrial procedures at the Tata Chemical plant, effectively recapturing spent energy and reducing overall energy demands.

Generating this electricity means that this volume of electricity doesn’t have to be generated elsewhere on the grid—saving 71,000 tonnes of CO2 in the UK, and going a long way to help the Government meet decarbonisation requirements of a 75% reduction by 2030.Read More

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