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Olam International


Olam International is a leading agri-business operating from seed to shelf in 65 countries, supplying food and industrial raw materials to over 13,600 customers worldwide.

In 2011 Olam acquired Britannia Food Ingredients, one of the leading independent specialty fats suppliers to the UK confectionery and snack food industries.


Olam are proactive in terms of being sustainable and environmentally friendly across their entire operations.

The Olam site in Goole had a high level of voltage output and was looking for a quick, easy and simple solution to reduce their carbon footprint and meet their Carbon Emissions targets.


Olam were actively seeking solutions that would help them achieve their carbon reduction targets. Powerstar proved to be the most effective solution to help achieve carbon emission targets when considered against other viable alternatives. Powerstar presented how voltage optimisation in manufacturing has been an effective, guaranteed way of saving energy consumption.

Powerstar was selected not only due to its effectiveness in reducing carbon emissions but also because the technology is a full site solution, offering savings on total electricity consumption.

As a result Powerstar was selected to be installed initially, with other viable solutions bench marked for installation at a later date to provide additional savings on top of those afforded by Powerstar’

Following the installation Olam also found that the correct voltage lessened the wear and tear to onsite machinery and equipment.

  • Savings of kWh achieved: 14.1%
  • Carbon emissions saved per annum: 203.1 Tonnes


Guaranteed savings of 8.7% was given to Olam and this was beaten by 5.4%, a significant amount resulting in much greater electricity and CO2 emissions savings than was first anticipated.


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