Sidel has installed a large 5,000 solar panel system at its Parma, Italy, facility to reduce CO2 emissions.
The panel system will reportedly allow the industrial facility to generate 40% of its electricity needs by early 2024 and reduce its yearly CO2 emissions by 871 tons. According to the company, this reduction is equivalent to the carbon absorption of 43,500 trees.
Sidel said that the initial phase of the solar panel system is already operational, currently covering 20% of the site’s current electricity requirements.
In line with its ongoing dedication to its ESG strategy, Sidel’s Parma facility has undergone a re-lamping project covering an area of 40,000 square metres with LED systems, leading to a 60% reduction in energy consumption.
Furthermore, by converting heating systems from natural gas to heat pumps, the site will effectively curtail CO2 emissions by 1,950 tons annually.
Altogether, these initiatives will result in a reduction of Sidel’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions in Parma by 2,600 tons per year.
By Rafaela Sousa
The deal includes the 600kt Acetic Acid plant and all associated third party activities on the site. Eastman and INEOS have also entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to explore options for a long-term supply agreement for vinyl acetate monomer.
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