UK-based European Metal Recycling (EMR) installed a state-of the-art medium voltage/low voltage (LV/MV) inverter at its Willesden recycling facility, according to a company press release on Jan 25.
EMR stated that the technology is intended to increase power efficiency of Greater London’s only operational shredder, which has an annual processing capacity of 250,000mt of metal per year.
The company’s £460,000 investment in the LV/MV invertor forms part of EMR’s wider “Decade of Action” sustainability and carbon neutrality strategy.
Willesden is a seven-acre site, which also includes a refrigerator recycling facility, processing end-of-life fridges locally while capturing ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons.
Following the arrival of the LV/MV inverter at Willesden, EMR will review its other major UK sites – including Tilbury, Liverpool, and Birmingham – as it continues to execute its sustainability strategy.
As part of the “Decade of Action” strategy, the company expects to achieve the following targets by 2030:
* 100pc of operations on renewable electricity
* Electrification of 100pc of cars and light commercial vehicles and 50pc of small goods vehicles
* 10pc energy productivity improvement for total kWh/mt of material handled