17 million euros has planned to invest Nestlé in its factory in Girona, Spain, to build a biomass boiler, use coffee grounds as a biofuel and obtain process steam. Thus, in its production chain it will be supplied with renewable energy and will reduce the consumption of natural gas in the factory by twenty-five percent.
With this innovation, Nestlé calculates that your new renewable boiler will start operating in the month of June of 2020 and will generate 125.000 tons of steam per year. In line with the policies of Circular Economy, the factory produces around 45.000 tons of coffee grounds per year and it is expected that 80% will be used for energy production.
So Nestle joins other coffee factories in Spain, such as Seda Lyophilized that already use biomass in their processes, helping in a very important way to control energy expenditure in the company by considerably reducing the consumption of natural gas, a fossil fuel cost variable and dependent on the international situation, and that also negatively affects the Greenhouse Effect and Climate Change.