Ence’s biofactory in Navia has recently completed the audit process of the Sure verification scheme, which guarantees the sustainability of the production process from sustainable biomass sources, which are also evaluated. forest origin, derived from the sustainable use of forest masses and the production of cellulose in the same facilities.
The development of the certification audits was carried out successfully and was recognized by the certifier, who congratulated Ence for the intense and detailed implementation work started more than a year ago. With the completion of the verification process of the requirements of the standard, the shipping plant becomes part of the select group of facilities certified by the Sure scheme in Europe, and becomes the first in Asturias to have this seal.
The Navia biofactory continues in this way with the process started in July by Ence’s biomass generation plant in Mérida and the company’s biofactory in Pontevedra, and continued, more recently, by the company’s plants in Ciudad Real and Jaén. This commitment to certification has made Ence the first company on the continent to start the process of verifying the sustainability of its biomass using this standard.
CEGANOR has been the entity responsible for auditing the process, since it is the only Spanish company recognized and authorized by the Sure scheme to perform this service. This certification is one of the tools developed to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Renewable Energy Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (REDII), a European regulation that establishes the criteria that all biomass used in the bioenergy sector must meet. , focused on guaranteeing its sustainability, a correct mass balance, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency.
Ence thus takes another step in promoting the certification of all its energy production plants from biomass, a process whose completion it hopes to achieve at the end of this second half of the year, when the audits have been completed in the rest of the energy plants. generation of renewable energy, anticipating the deadlines provided in state regulations by five months.
The company is once again at the forefront of the sustainability of biomass as an energy source, a path that began in 2017, when it unveiled its Decalogue for the Sustainability of Biomass as Fuel, a pioneering initiative in Spanish companies. implementation to guarantee total sustainability in the use of biomass and care for the environment in its use as an energy source, based on the criteria established by some of the most important environmental organizations in Europe.
Ence is the first Spanish company in the production of renewable energy with agroforestry biomass. It has a total generation capacity of 266 MW in its independent power plants, to which are added 112 MW from its cellulose biofactories. Biomass is a renewable and manageable source of energy, which has great development potential in Spain. In addition, it has great environmental advantages, reducing emissions and contributing to the transition towards a low-carbon energy model, as well as generating employment and activity in rural areas.