Ence’s renewable energy generation plant in Mérida has received the “Zero Waste” environmental certificate granted by AENOR to those organizations that carry out efficient management of their waste and are capable of revaluing it.
In this way, this independent renewable energy generation facility has obtained recognition that the company’s two cellulose biofactories already have, in Pontevedra and Navia, and another three of its independent renewable energy generation plants in Huelva, Ciudad Real and Jaén; a certificate held by a small group of companies in Spain.
The AENOR Zero Waste certificate certifies that Ence values all its waste fractions, preventing them from going to the landfill as their final destination, and supports its commitment to the circular economy model, since it promotes the proper management of waste through the use responsible, efficient and sustainable of resources.
Ence’s renewable energy generation plant in Mérida, through reuse, recycling and recovery, once again introduces plant residues from agricultural activity into the value chain, giving them a new life and turning them into a fuel of origin. natural and renewable. In addition, this energy replaces other fossil energy sources, becoming an essential ally to face the climate crisis and reducing the carbon footprint.
Likewise, the energy use of forest and agricultural remains generates important benefits to the community, in terms of economic revitalization and employment, essential for the establishment of the population, the fight against the phenomenon of “Empty Spain” and, ultimately, the progress in the just transition process. According to data from the Renewable Energy Companies Association (APPA), each megawatt installed for biomass supports 30 direct, indirect and induced jobs.
Ence generates renewable electricity in eight independent generation plants: three in Huelva, two in Ciudad Real province, one in Córdoba, one in Mérida and one in Jaén. These are generation plants that feed exclusively on remains of agroforestry origin.
Ence was the first European company to certify the sustainability of its biomass through the SURE verification scheme. Likewise, in the operations of the plants, the company applies its Decalogue of the Sustainability of Biomass as Fuel, a voluntary scheme created by the company to guarantee the sustainability of the biomass used in its plants, ensuring the environmental care of the environment in the one who operates.