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Bridgestone India’s carbon neutral biomass boiler plant saves 19396 tons of CO2 per year
Published on September 6, 2021
Fired by briquettes made from agricultural waste
Rs 6.9 million savings in conventional energy consumption in 2021
Pune : Bridgestone India today put a carbon neutral boiler system into operation at its Pune manufacturing facility. This initiative is part of the Bridgestone Group’s global commitment to reduce its absolute CO2 emissions by 50% by 2030.
The plant, built in collaboration with Thermax Onsite Energy Solutions Limited (TOESL), uses climate-neutral biomass briquettes made from agricultural waste. The estimated steam production from this boiler is 123236 tons per year at full capacity and taking into account the above steam production, the estimated CO2 reduction will be 19396 tons / year. The boiler system covers the current steam demand at the Pune plant. Steam is used in the tire curing process to provide thermal energy to stimulate the chemical reaction between the rubber compound and other materials to give the tires their final shape.
“At Bridgestone, we are committed to ensuring a healthy environment for future generations. This boiler system is the third in Bridgestone’s global operations and the first in Bridgestone’s EMIA region (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) and we are proud of this achievement. Reducing CO2 emissions is an essential step in our global sustainability strategy and with this facility we will save 0.157 tons of CO2 for every ton of steam produced. This also translates into annual savings of Rs. 6.9 million compared to conventional energy consumption. We are pleased to have a reliable and competent partner like Thermax Onsite Energy Solutions to support us in this endeavor, ”said Parag Satpute, Managing Director, Bridgestone India.
Bridgestone India prides itself on reducing its carbon footprint. The two plants in Pune and Indore supplement their energy requirements by using solar power. The two systems currently have a total of 6.72 MW solar power systems.