Interplas: BasePower to Speak on CHP at Leading Plastics Event


BasePower’s George Fowkes has been invited to give an address at Interplas, the international conference and exhibition for the plastics sector, taking place at the NEC Birmingham, from 26-28 September. George will join a stellar line-up of speakers to discuss advances in megawatt scale Combined Heat and Power (CHP) which are driving energy savings and CO2 emissions reduction in plastics manufacturing.

The lower value pound since the Brexit referendum should be a boon to manufacturers seeking growth in export markets.  Yet energy intensive industries such as plastics face rapidly rising energy costs due to increases in the wholesale and pass-through components of power prices. Concerned about this and the decades of underinvestment in UK energy infrastructure, manufacturers are increasingly looking at energy sources that are cost-effective, resilient and sustainable.

George will discuss recent improvements in generation efficiency, absorption chilling and finance models, which are making Combined Heat and Power (CHP) an attractive option for large energy users. The session will show case studies from the automotive and other industrial sectors including BasePower’s recently launched project at Plastic Omnium, a Tier 1 supplier to the global automotive industry.

InterPlas, which takes place at the NEC Birmingham in 26-28 September 2017, is a tri-annual exhibition covering the processes, technologies and services essential to plastics manufacturing. The conference will cover a variety of key topics, including the manufacture and supply of plastics into the automotive and medical industries; advancing plastics manufacturing; and sustainability, recycling and the move towards a circular economy.