Anpario, the independent manufacturer of natural, sustainable animal-feed additives for health, nutrition and biosecurity, has announced the installation of solar panels at the company’s head office and production facilities.

This will help to reduce carbon emissions and meet their net-zero emissions target by 2030 and help fight climate change.

The move to install solar panels at the company’s head office and production plant in Nottinghamshire UK will support Anpario’s strategy to reduce the impact of its global operation on the environment, enabling them to meet their ambition of net-zero emissions by 2030.

The £274,000 panel installation will commence in December 2021 with energy from the sun harnessed to power the manufacturing plant from early 2022.

It is anticipated that the installation will generate one third of Anpario’s current onsite annual energy consumption, equating to a 43% reduction in carbon emissions.

The balance of the onsite electricity will continue to be purchased from the grid from renewable energy sources, which have already been adopted as part of the company’s overall drive to reduce carbon emissions.

In addition, at times when the solar panels generate more electricity than is used on site, the excess will be exported to the national grid and used locally in homes and businesses, reducing the overall reliance on fossil fuels.

Karen Prior, corporate responsibility director at Anpario commented:

We recognise that swift and decisive action is now needed to reduce emissions and address the climate crisis globally.

"Anpario is focussed and committed to reviewing and continuing to invest in our own operations to help meet this global challenge."