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Renewable energies and environmental sustainability among the priorities of Congalsa

October 31, 2018
In Congalsa we are strongly committed to Sustainability Policies, among them a strong commitment to reduce our environmental impact stands out . This time, it materializes through the installation a new photovoltaic plant. This new facility aims to provide energy to the production center of A Pobra, in which about 25,000 tons of frozen food tarheting HORECA and RETAIL channels are produced every year. With this new photovoltaic solar energy generation system, we completed a project that began in 2016 with the installation of 533 solar panels in our factory of gluten-free products, with an annual capacity to generate clean energy above 285,000 Kwh. Thanks to the installation of 1,290 photovoltaic modules, fully operaating since September 1st, we will reduce electricity consumption while avoiding the emission into the atmosphere of 233 tons of CO2 per year. Between the two facilities, the reduction in CO2 emissions will reach 340 tons per year, the equivalent of planting 33,868 trees. The panels, located on the roof of the three plants dedicated to the manufacture of elaborated dishes, breaded and battered products and doughs, have generated a total of 25,400 kw in the first month after the start-up. This new renewable energy project allows us to consolidate our commitment to sustainability and care for the environment, which has become a priority for our company. This eco-efficiency plan related to energy consumption is joined by a series of policies aimed to minimize waste generation, reducing water consumption and the sustainable supply of raw materials. All our advances in environmental management are enhaced by training and awareness programs for the staff working at Congalsa, committed to generating a sustainable value chain and the challenges inherent in reducing the environmental impact of our activities. Project carried out by EDF Solar.