Reduction in energy consumption (GJ/tonne finished product) since the start of the monitoring and innovation project up until today (2009-2018).

Saving energy and CO2 thanks to cogeneration

The manufacturing processes in a paper mill require a lot of energy, both thermal and electric, this is often guaranteed by the presence of dedicated cogeneration plants.

Since 2009 Favini has activated a system of analysis and monitoring of its energy efficiency, and is committed to reducing its consumption through a plan of continuous investments.

The Crusinallo factory’s cogeneration plant makes all the electric and thermal energy necessary for the paper mill’s functioning, with consequent CO2 emissions reduction.

In the Crusinallo factory, for example, a high yield cogeneration plant has been active since January 2016, efficiently producing the entire quantity of thermal and electric energy necessary for the production process. These consequent reductions in the emission of pollutants and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere are in comparison to the production of electricity and heat separately. Also the Rossano factory has its own cogeneration plant.

Average efficiency of fossil fuel use (methane) thanks to the cogeneration plant, compared to around 50% for regular thermal plants.

The natural force of water

The installation of a cogeneration plant is not Favini’s only action to avoid polluting emissions and improve its performance.

The company has decided to also use self-produced electric energy through the sustainable use of a water course near the factory. This allows for a further reduction of environmental impact by the paper mill.

Favini can rely on the self-production of renewable energy thanks to its two hydroelectric plants.
Hydroelectric energy produced in 2018. 29% was used to produce the Crush and Remake lines, and the remaining 71% was used for the Crusinallo plant or was sold to the grid.

High efficiency lighting

In the Crusinallo factory the entire lighting system is composed of high efficiency lamps, which optimise the flow of light based on external conditions and that have brought to significant energy saving in terms of lighting compared to the previous system.

Energy saved through the renewal of this high efficiency lighting plan. (2009-2018)

Energy Saving Certificates

Thanks to continuous investments in energy efficiency, Favini has obtained white certificates, this is entirely reinvested in energy efficiency projects.

Thanks to interventions and projects to increase energy efficiency, from 2011 to 31 December 2018 Favini obtained (ESC) certificates to the value of 8,327 certificates (TEE, Titolo di Efficienza Energetica, Energy Saving Certificates).
White certificates, also known as “Energy Saving Certificates” (ESC), are certificates that attest to the attainment of energy saving.