Nestlé expands the steam production of the biomass boiler installed by BIOENERGY IBÉRICA in its Cantabrian factory

From now on, the Nestlé factory boiler will be able to use certified wood chips as fuel, in addition to roasted cocoa hulls.

Iberian Bioenergy has carried out the necessary work to increase the steam production capacity of the biomass boiler in the chocolate factory that Nestlé has in La Penilla de Cayón (Cantabria) by up to 40%.

The generation of thermal energy with the biomass boiler allows Nestlé to reduce annual net emissions of CO2 equivalent by 2.850 tons.

The factory's biomass boiler uses the cocoa husk obtained in the cocoa roasting process as biofuel to produce steam, which in turn becomes a source of energy for the roasting process of this raw material.

The wood that the boiler will consume from now on meets the sustainability requirements imposed by current regulations, specifically the European Renewable Energy Directive, RED II-III. What is fully guaranteed thanks to the European certification system SURE.

José Luis Romero, Director of Operations at Bioenergy Ibérica, highlights the company's commitment to seeking energy solutions that provide local energy: "Transforming the industry with projects like these allows us to achieve less dependence on fossil fuels, as well as “achieve an economy and society free of net CO2 emissions”

This initiative adds to Nestlé's efforts to decarbonize its production processes, evidencing its commitment to the circular economy.

Published in AVEBIOM