New power station saves 40,000 tons of CO2

23 May 2016

Ennatuurlijk opened a new power station in Camminghaburen on Friday 20 May. The new power station will save 40,000 tons of CO2 in a period of 30 years. By putting this power station into use, Ennatuurlijk and the municipality of Leeuwarden take a fine step towards making the environment more sustainable and reducing CO2 emissions.

With the replacement of the 33 years old plant by the new heat generating system, a minimum CO2 reduction of 40,000 tons over a period of 30 years will be realised. This equals an annual CO2 absorption of about 60,000 trees.

Cooperation with FrieslandCampina

The opening ceremony was conducted by Alderwoman Isabelle Diks of the Municipality of Leeuwarden and General Director of Ennatuurlijk Erik Stronk. On this occasion Erik Stronk emphasised the pleasant cooperation between the partners in this project, including the Province of Friesland, the Municipality of Leeuwarden, FrieslandCampina in Leeuwarden and the FSFE. The new station offers opportunities for other sustainable initiatives in the long term. One of those initiatives is investigated at this very moment already.

Letter of intent

‘Ennatuurlijk signed with FrieslandCampina and the FSFE a letter of intent to investigate together the possibilities for utilising residual heat from the production process at FrieslandCampina in the existing heating system of Ennatuurlijk. This will make the heat supply even more sustainable and the use of fossil fuels and, consequently, the CO2 emission will be reduced even further.’

Transition

Alderwoman Isabelle Diks was really pleased with the steps taken. ‘The transition from fossil fuels to renewable resources takes time, but these types of major projects bring us closer to reaching our sustainability objectives.’ Apart from the letter of intent signed with FrieslandCampina and the FSFE, Ennatuurlijk recently also entered into agreements of intent with Bouwgroep Dijkstra Draisma and Van Wijnen for the development of geothermal energy in western and southern Leeuwarden respectively.