Ence Navia´s biofactory revalidates its environmental awards

Ence’s biofactory in Navia has recently renewed the voluntary European EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) certificate, an EU eco-management and eco-audit regulation that promotes the continuous improvement of the environmental performance of organisations, and in which this plant is a pioneer in the Asturian industrial sector.

Through the same auditing process, it has been guaranteed that the biofactory located in Navia complies with the ISO 14.001 certification of environmental management systems. In May, the plant also renewed the SURE certification for biomass sustainability that it obtained in 2021.

In recent years, projects have been carried out to increase the plant’s efficiency and apply the best technologies available in the sector. To this end, investments have been made focused on the technological and environmental optimisation of the biofactory.

The renewal of the SURE seal has also been completed. This is one of the tools developed to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Renewable Energy Directive (EU) 2018/2001, a European standard that establishes demanding criteria that biomass used in energy generation must meet. With its revalidation, the Navia biofactory has established itself as a benchmark in the sector, anticipating the future of the sustainability of biomass as a renewable energy source.

The activity model of Ence’s biofactory in Navia, as well as the rest of the company’s facilities, is based on production processes that promote the circular economy, maximising the use of energy, water and raw material resources. Renewable raw materials of natural origin, such as wood and biomass, from which Ence supplies bioenergy and cellulose to the company for the production of bioproducts.

A commitment to the new bioeconomy that is also manifested in the investments that the company plans for its Asturian plant, within the “Navia Excelente” plan, endowed with 105 million euros, capable of boosting business and create value, fully aligned with the notion of circular bioeconomy, which will further strengthen the Ence plant as a benchmark in sustainability and wealth creation and activity in rural Asturias.