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Alltech launches its first renewable energy system and adopts the use of compressed natural gas at its Serdán plant in Mexico

Alltech Serdáns production facility strengthens its leadership in sustainability by introducing a photovoltaic energy system and moving from the use of liquified petroleum gas to compressed natural gas.

On April 5, Alltech took steps to advance its leadership in sustainability through the companys first global renewable energy project, a photovoltaic solar energy system, located in its production plant in Serdán, Mexico. The plant also presented its new source of compressed natural gas, which will help to considerably mitigate its environmental impact.

During the event, which was attended by local authorities, industry representatives and Alltechs president and CEO, Dr. Mark Lyons, it was highlighted that this new energy system- designed by the company Iberdrola- will cover 46% of the Alltech Serdán plants energy needs. This will result in an energy savings of 22% in the first year, and an annual reduction of 20% of its CO₂-eq emissions (665fewer tons of CO₂-eq emissions).

«Alltech strives to have a positive impact in the 350global communities in which we live and work, and our team in Serdán has long been exemplary in this regard,» said Dr. Mark Lyons. «Today, they have taken a tremendous step forward in advancing our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our operations.

»The milestone completion of these energy projects was also a celebration of this teams long-standing spirit of making a difference. The products produced at this facility are at the core of our Planet of Plenty vision, which aims to improve animal welfare and feed efficiency, while ensuring nutrition for all and reducing environmental impact. For example, the Serdán team is committed to replanting yucca plants- three for each one harvested in the production of our De-Odorase product- and they consistently put the community at the forefront of their endeavors. This facility and our local team members are truly a testament to our vision of Working Together for a Planet of Plenty."

Alltech Serdán also inaugurated a new system for the use of compressed natural gas, a more environmentally friendly fuel, which will further contribute to a reduction in its environmental impact. Designed with the company Enepres, this new energy source, unlike liquified petroleum gas, emits 30% less carbon dioxide (CO₂) and 65% less carbon monoxide (CO). The result is an annual reduction of 17% of its CO₂-eq emissions (570fewer tons of CO₂-eq).

«These projects readily demonstrate Alltechs interest in investing significantly in energy efficiency and renewable energy,» said Paul Kilgallen, Alltech Serdán plant manager. «The initiatives support our efforts to offer sustainable solutions that optimize the productivity of livestock producers, and at the same time, uphold the social responsibility we have as a business and as an industry.»

Alltech Serdáns new energy system and transition to natural compressed gas are also representative of Alltechs efforts to achieve its emission reduction goals by 2030, deliver on its commitment to several UN Sustainable Development Goals, and achieve its vision of a Planet of Plenty.

About Alltech:
Founded in 1980 by Irish entrepreneur and scientist Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech delivers smarter, more sustainable solutions for agriculture. Our products improve the health and performance of plants and animals, resulting in better nutrition for consumers and a decreased environmental impact.

We are a global leader in the animal health industry, producing specialty ingredients, premix supplements, feed and complete feed. Strengthened by more than 40 years of scientific research, we carry forward a legacy of innovation and a unique culture that views challenges through an entrepreneurial lens.

Our more than 5,000 talented team members worldwide share our vision for a Planet of Plenty. We believe agriculture has the greatest potential to shape the future of our planet, but it will take all of us working together, led by science, technology and a shared will to make a difference.

Alltech is a private, family-owned company, which allows us to adapt quickly to our customers needs and maintain focus on advanced innovation. Headquartered just outside of Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Alltech has a strong presence in all regions of the world. For more information, visit alltech.com, or join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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