IRN-BRU manufacturer to introduce 100 per cent renewable electricity
Published: 10 February 2020 - carly Wills
AG Barr, manufacturer of soft drinks brands including IRN-BRU and Rubicon, has announced plans to introduce fossil-free electricity to power its operations across the UK, following a new deal with Swedish energy group Vattenfall.
The ten-year contract will provide 100 per cent renewable electricity to AG Barr facilities including factories in Cumbernauld and Milton Keynes, and regional sites across Bolton, Forfar, Newcastle, Sheffield, West Midlands and Manchester.
Vattenfall will supply AG Barr with 22GWh per year from Vattenfall’s wind farms in the UK – the equivalent electricity used by 6000 UK homes annually.
Danielle Lane, country manager at Vattenfall UK said: “Our goal is to give our customers a life free from fossil fuel and we are delighted to provide AG Barr with a long term supply of home grown renewable energy. We are seeing more and more companies looking to secure fossil free power for their business as they work towards net zero carbon emissions.”
Roger White, CEO of AG Barr, said: "We're always looking for new ways to innovate and we’re excited to work with Vattenfall, who specialise in doing things differently. Introducing 100 per cent renewable electricity across all our UK sites is a big step towards reducing our carbon footprint and delivering our ambitious sustainable business goals.”