Axion Cuts Energy Usage during Plastics Recycling for Environmental & Economical Benefits

SpecialChem - Jun 3, 2011

As part of its drive to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon impact, Axion Polymers has signed up to a 'Demand Response' system that cuts its factory energy usage at times of peak demand. The Salford-based company is believed to be one of the first plastics recyclers in the UK to take part in the power-saving initiative, which is administered by Enernoc for the National Grid. By switching off production at times of electricity grid overload, Axion reckons it will save around Euro 6,000 a year on its fuel bills. Measuring equipment provides live data on power demand, enabling Axion to monitor its energy efficiency online. Since becoming the UK's first polymer producer to gain a certified Carbon...

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