The CIECH Group, the second largest manufacturer of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate in Europe, the largest supplier of silicates in the EU and the largest Polish manufacturer of plant protection products and evaporated salt, has published its results for 2020.
From the non-financial results the press release highlighted decreasing carbon emissions in 2020. In 2020, carbon dioxide emissions dropped by 6% compared to 2019. Considering the effect of shutting down the factory in Romania, the decrease was much greater, i.e. nearly 26%. In 2021-2025, CIECH expects a free allocation of CO2 certificates of 1.470 million tonnes per annum, i.e. at a level similar to 2020.
At the same time, the Group is implementing an ambitious decarbonisation plan, assuming a reduction of CO2 emissions by 1/3 by 2026 compared to 2019. The plan assumes, among others, partial switch to gas, use of thermal waste treatment installations with third-party partners to produce thermal energy and a number of modernisations to improve the energy efficiency of our soda plants. The Group companies will also use photovoltaics on a larger scale.
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