Decarbonisation of our operations
As part of our 2030 Climate Action ambition, BioMar established a team with expert external support to develop a detailed masterplan for decarbonising our operations. We identified the steps required to reduce our Scope 1 & 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions aligned with climate science and a commitment to a science-based 1.5°C target.
We are closely following the development of low-carbon technologies and working hand-in-hand with equipment suppliers to help bring these innovations to commercial reality in our operations. Our plan focuses on:
reducing energy consumption.
using certified sustainable energy sources (from wind, hydropower or solar sources)
generating sustainable power on-site and development and deployment of technology that will, in the medium-term, radically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions from our plants.
BioMar has already made significant initial progress towards decarbonisation and delivered an absolute Scope 1 & 2 GHG emission reduction of over 9% (equating to a 15% reduction per tonne produced) in 2021 compared to our 2020 baseline. BioMar has committed to a low-carbon future and will continue this journey in the coming years.
In 2021 BioMar made its first commitment to upgrading to state-of-the-art, high-efficiency electric boiler systems to supply process steam to one of its largest production plants. The change will increase the overall efficiency of steam production, reduce our dependence on gas as a primary fuel and, together with the sourcing of low-carbon power, further reduce GHG emissions from the plant. The investment contributes significantly to our Climate Action 2030 goal of reducing Scope 1 & 2 GHG emissions by 42% by the end of the decade and will be used as a pilot to develop this technology further.
BioMar has embedded our ambitions for reducing GHG emissions into our operational teams and systems. Throughout 2021, our Global Manufacturing IT specialists worked to develop a standardised energy monitoring system which fully integrates our process control and Business Intelligence systems across our operations. This system will embed the best practices and real-time optimisation of energy use in our plants. We will roll out the system in 2022, supported by a Global Energy Efficiency program focusing on maximising efficiency and minimising energy waste.
BioMar has embedded our ambitions for reducing GHG emissions into our operational teams and systems.
We are closely following the development of low-carbon technologies and working hand-in-hand with equipment suppliers to help bring these innovations to a commercial reality in our operations. In the coming years, low-carbon technology will be further rolled out across our existing operations and has already been included in our designs for future expansion. In 2021, BioMar announced a significant expansion of extrusion capacity in Ecuador - these new lines have been prepared from the outset for a low-carbon future.