In 2023 we commissioned a state-of-the-art refrigeration system at our Prepared Poultry site in Hull. The system uses ammonia, a natural refrigerant, to provide cooling for our process equipment, production area, factory and office air conditioning.
Hot water is provided to the site via a heat pump that maximises heat recovery when refrigeration demand is high, providing free energy to heat the office and defrost air coolers. The potential carbon footprint of the site has been reduced by 2,039 kgCO2e/day as a result, and the project has won leading industry awards in recognition of its energy efficiency.
We were awarded the Environmental Collaboration of the Year award at the RAC Cooling Industry Awards with partners SURE Solutions.
“Back in 2017 Cranswick and SURE Solutions began work to reduce our carbon footprint by removing Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) from our supply chain whilst simultaneously reducing energy consumption in heating and cooling processes.
In relation to the most recent project at the Prepared Poultry site; the design of the controls of the refrigeration plant in maintaining its floating conditions reduced the site’s carbon footprint by approximately 647 tonnes CO2 per year. Congratulations to all involved with this project.”