Ence Energía's biomass energy plant in Puertollano receives Zero Waste certificate from Spanish association for standardization and certification AENOR; facility generates energy from forest and agricultural waste

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Ciudad Real , January 21, 2022 (press release) –

Ence Energía's biomass renewable energy generation plant in Puertollano has received the "Zero Waste" environmental certificate awarded by AENOR to those organizations that carry out efficient management of their waste and are capable of revaluing it.

In this way, this renewable energy generation facility has obtained a recognition that already has three of the company's renewable energy generation plants -in Ciudad Real, Mérida and Jaén-, in addition to the two cellulose biofactories Ence, in Pontevedra and Navia; a certificate held by a small group of companies in Spain.

AENOR's Zero Waste certificate certifies that the plant recovers 98% of its waste, preventing it from going to landfill, and supports its commitment to the circular economy model, as it promotes proper waste management through responsible, efficient and sustainable use of resources.

The company's renewable energy generation plant in Puertollano, through reuse, recycling and recovery, introduces new plant remains from agricultural activity into the value chain, giving them a new life and turning them into a source fuel. natural and renewable. In addition, this energy replaces other fossil energy sources, becoming an essential ally to face the climate crisis and reducing the carbon footprint.

This facility, commissioned in June 2020, thus has a new environmental guarantee, after certification in accordance with the ISO 14001 standard of its environmental management system, in February last year, and verification under the SURE scheme of the sustainability of its biomass. The application of continuous improvement as a fundamental lever for progress has led to this advance in sustainability excellence at the plant, together with the performance of the entire human team and the experience of the experts from the rest of the company's plants.

The energy use of forest and agricultural remains that is carried out at Ence Energía's biomass plant in Puertollano generates important benefits for the community, in terms of economic revitalization and employment, essential for population fixation, the fight against the phenomenon of the "Empty Spain" and, ultimately, progress in the just transition process. According to data from the Association of Renewable Energy Companies (APPA), each megawatt installed for biomass sustains 30 direct, indirect and induced jobs.

The company generates renewable electricity in eight independent generation plants: three in Huelva, two in the province of Ciudad Real, one in Córdoba, one in Mérida and one in Jaén. These are generation plants that feed exclusively on remains of agroforestry origin.

Ence has been the first European company to certify the sustainability of its biomass through the SURE verification scheme. Likewise, in the operations of the plants, it applies its Decalogue for the Sustainability of Biomass as Fuel, a voluntary scheme created by the company to guarantee the sustainability of the biomass used in its plants, ensuring the environmental care of the environment in which Opera.

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