30 January 2023, New Delhi: UPL Ltd. today announced that its Unit 2 at Ankleshwar, Gujarat, has been bestowed with the ‘National Energy Conservation Award’ by the Honourable President of India Ms. Droupadi Murmu. Unit 2 at Ankleshwar, secured first place for its exemplary contribution towards energy conservation in the field of agriculture.
The National Energy Conservation Award acknowledges commendable efforts made by organizations to conserve energy and promote sustainable development.
The event was organized by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Under the Ministry of Power, Government of India). Mr. Vikas Garg (Head – AI Manufacturing India) & Mr. Deepak Kumar Garg (Unit Head, Unit-02) represented UPL at the event and received the award.
Mr. Raj Tiwari, Global Head of Supply Chain at UPL said, “We are both delighted and humbled to have received the prestigious award. It is a testament to our relentless efforts in promoting energy conservation and efficient energy utilization. We are committed to continuing our work in the chemical sector. This award encourages us to strive further towards UPLs mission to reimagine sustainability in the field of agriculture and fulfill our responsibility towards farmers and the planet on the whole”.
Some of the important initiatives taken by UPL’s Unit 2 towards energy conservation are the use of AFR (Advance Flow Reactor Technology), Spin flash dryer (SFD) heat integration with cooling water & heat, Installation of Back Pressure Turbine in place of Pressure Reducing Valve (PRV), Energy Efficient Cooling Tower Fans, Mechanical Vapour recompression system for RO reject, Low-grade heat utilization by absorption based steam pump, Steam reduction by Spin flash dryer heat integration with compressor waste heat.
In alignment with its commitment to the environment, in the recent past, UPL entered into an agreement with CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions (‘CleanMax’), a Mumbai-based renewable energy company, to establish a hybrid solar-wind energy power plant in Gujarat, India. Combining two of the fastest-growing renewable energy technologies, this project will enable UPL to increase its renewable energy usage to 30% of its total global power consumption (against 8% currently). The captive project will lead to carbon abatement of 1.25 Lakh tonnes of co2 equivalent per annum.
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