How to achieve CO2-neutrality

    Since 2005 Palsgaard has worked actively to reduce our CO2-emissions, leading us to become CO2-neutral in Denmark in 2015. This is how we did it:

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    2005

    STRAW-FIRED HEATING

    Waste straw from grain produced in our own fields fuels our indoor heating. Burned at our large-scale straw burning plant, straw is a renewable energy source and a CO2-neutral alternative to oil.

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    2009

    BOILER CONVERSIONS

    Industrial boilers are at the heart of our production plants. We converted all boilers at our Danish plant from heavy fuel oil to natural gas.

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    2010

    MORE EFFICIENT PLANTS

    When rebuilding two of our largest production plants, we took the opportunity to install regenerative heat exchangers that boosted the heat recovery efficiency by over 30%.

     
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    2011

    WIND ENERGY

    Wind power has helped our Danish plant to become CO2-neutral. In 2011, we began purchasing RECS certified wind energy from Energi Danmark A/S.

     
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    2013

    LIGHTENING THE LOAD

    We converted to more energy-efficient lighting options as part of a comprehensive effort to optimise electricity consumption via, for example, sensors and LED technology.

     

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    2014

    PROCESS INSULATION

    We ran a highly specialised project to insulate our processing plants, reducing the amount of gas required for production processes heating.

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    2015

    BIOGAS

    All consumption of fossil energy (natural gas) has been converted to biogas by purchasing offset certificates from HMN Naturgas A/S.

    By 2020 Palsgaard aims to have a zero carbon foot print – globally

    Sharp focus on energy reductions, optimisation and the use of alternative, renewable solutions as energy sources have enabled us to achieve zero carbon emissions in Denmark five years earlier than expected. But Palsgaard’s efforts to ensure sustainable production don’t stop there. In fact, our facilities in the Netherlands, Mexico and Malaysia have already embarked on a similar process towards CO2-neutrality in 2020. And we are staring out strong: already, 85% of our electricity in Mexico is generated by roof-mounted solar panels.

    Palsgaard celebrates CO2-neutrality

    On 1 April 2016 Palsgaard celebrated that we have have achieved CO2-neutrality at our Danish plant, 5 yeas ahead of our goal of achieving a zero carbon footprint globally by 2020.