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Environmental leaders in the industry

Our environment

Grain LNG is committed to protecting the environment for future generations and supporting their energy needs, through being an innovative, socially responsible business. Everyone is responsible for good environmental performance and we incorporate environmental considerations into all our business activities.

Opportunities are actively sought to improve the environment and landscape and, in addition to maintaining the site's environmental certification to ISO14001 and Energy Management certification 50001, we consistently seek new ways to enhance our performance.

Specific examples of this commitment at Grain LNG include:

Working closely with the Environment Agency and professional ecologists to maintain the natural habitat for wildlife The local area now boasts the return of wading birds absent from the North Kent marshes for some time, and the areas of rough grassland now provide ideal habitat for water voles, reptiles, amphibians and "over-wintering" and breeding wildfowl.

Grain LNG is investing in a ground-breaking CHP/Heatpipe solution reducing CO2 emissions by up to 300,000 tonnes a year by using the heat from E.ON power station to help warm the LNG to supply the national gas system.

  • Grain LNG is committed to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 80%.
  • Incorporating the latest environmental features into the design of the Technical and Operations building with rain-water harvest, solar panels and a 'Termodeck' system which uses duct space in the roof to heat and cool the air supply during the day and night.
  • As part of the commissioning of the new Liquefied Natural Gas storage tanks, each tank needed to be hydrostatically tested with 130,000m3 of water. Rather than simply discharging this water into the local rivers, Grain LNG, with agreement and collaboration of the Environment Agency, discharged the water in a controlled manner to surrounding marshlands suffering from lack of water due to unseasonably dry weather over the two previous summers. This has seen dramatic rejuvenation of the area and the return of wading birds absent from the marshes for some time.
  • Grain LNG has set new standards in operating at low flow rates, passing financial savings on to our customers (due to requiring less power and blending gases) and further reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This has been achieved by design enhancements to recycle gases rather than traditional measures such as venting and/or flaring.
  • The benefits of good environmental management are clear and are in all of our interests. We will continue our efforts to minimise the impact of our essential industry on the environment.