FB Chain helps change the way energy is generated and supplied.

The Biomass and Waste to Energy industries are very important markets for FB chain’s conveyor chain products so when selecting which energy provider to use they wanted to show their support and play a part in changing the way that energy is generated, supplied and used as the UK moves to a low carbon future.

FB competes globally and has invested in highly automated manufacturing to keep it competitive however even after investing in energy efficient machinery, it still uses a lot of energy so procuring the best prices on the market was vital, whilst at the same time considering the impact of their business on the environment.

Taking these factors into consideration and as over 93% of its energy comes from renewable generators, with almost a quarter from Biomass and Landfills, FB selected Opus Energy, that is now owned by Drax Group Plc, which successfully upgraded the UK’s biggest Power plant to a predominantly biomass-fuelled one.

It was FB’s long term aim to secure an energy provider that embraced renewable sources and obtained their power from cleaner energy sources so they were pleased with their selection.

As well as changing its energy provider, earlier this year FB moved from five old, inefficient buildings into one purpose built facility, the design of which included several energy efficient features, such as low energy LEDS triggered by sensors that detect heat and movement and a general greater emphasis throughout the building on natural light.

“The decision to move to Opus Energy has helped us to achieve our goal of obtaining our electricity from renewable sources and with a three year agreement it’s cost neutral compared to our previous supplier. It also offers price stability, which helps as we negotiate new long-term agreements with key customers,” says Peter Church, Managing Director at FB Chain.