Richard Weissend, the president of Heineken in Spain, announced that his La Imora plant in Jaén will use olive pruning as fuel.
The necessary infrastructure will be built throughout 2019 and will involve an investment of 1,4 million euros. The fuel that will be used is the pruning of the olive grove in the region itself and its use will have different advantages. On the one hand, for farmers it will mean a saving in the cost of eliminating pruning material. It is estimated that 5 million kilos of olive tree pruning are necessary annually for the operation of the factory. On the other hand, the use of biomass 2.500 tons of CO2 will reduce by almost 100% of the current direct emissions from the factory.