Canatu is now 100% powered by wind energy
Canatu (Vantaa, Finland), has the long-term goal to deliver more sustainable technology and products to its customers. To decrease its environmental impact, Canatu has shifted from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Last year, the company invested in a new transformer to secure its electricity needs in the future while also enabling a switch to wind as an alternating energy source.
The CO2eqv emission savings correspond to ~30 average car emissions in a year, while the remaining CO2eqv is ~20 average car emissions in a year. The move is a part of Canatu’s sustainability strategy to decarbonise its own production by 2035.
Reducing CO2 emissions was prioritised for a good reason: electricity is the biggest contributor to the company’s carbon footprint. Renewable energy sources have minimal greenhouse gas emissions. More power generation based on renewables is therefore essential to achieving the targets of going CO2 neutral. While fossil fuels will eventually run out, renewable energy is here and will never run out.
In alignment with its sustainability strategy, Canatu continues to work on five focus areas to improve sustainability:
- Using renewable energy sources: They will reduce CO2 equivalent emissions by 60% from 2020 levels
- Improving Canatu CNT synthesis efficiency: They will reduce electricity consumption to a fifth per production unit by the end of 2023
- Reducing emissions: They will reduce CO2 equivalent air emissions to a fifth per production unit by the end of 2025.
- Exploring bio-based materials: They will explore the availability of biobased materials across the value chain
- Carbon-neutral by 2035: Canatu’s own production will be carbon neutral by 2035.
Caption: Using renewable energy is a prime example of how Canatu can make a massive impact and be part of the global trend towards fossil free products and production (photo: Canatu)