We prioritise monitoring and minimising our emissions throughout our supply chain.
Kelvin Terminals, our latex tank terminal in Terneuzen, the Netherlands has recently completed a 50% capacity expansion, in addition to the refurbishment of the office and laboratory complex. As part of this development, Kelvin Terminals has invested in photovoltaic solar panels to generate its own electricity and dramatically reduce its carbon footprint.
126 solar panels will be installed on the roof of the new tank hall, with a predicted output capacity of 51,000 kWh per annum. On completion of the project, the terminal will be capable of producing close to 100% of the electrical energy required to power all site operations. Alongside this opportunity, the existing diesel oil-fueled boiler, installed to provide heat to maintain the terminals’ latex temperature, has been replaced by a series of air-source heat pumps. Powered by our renewable solar energy, these will completely eliminate our dependence of fossil fuels in Terneuzen. In terms of carbon footprint, our emissions in 2019 are forecast to be reduced by 93% from 2017 and 2018 levels. As we increase our imports from certified CO2 neutral latex sources, our next target is to be able to maintain that carbon neutrality on delivery from our tank facilities, or even on a delivered customer basis.