PhosAgro expands the use of green energy
PhosAgro will expand the use of green energy for the production of agrochemicals. The Kirovsk branch of Apatit (part of PhosAgro) signed an agreement for the supply of electricity generated at hydroelectric power plants owned by TGK-1. Its capacity will amount to 100 MW. As a result, more than 60% of Apatit’s products will be produced using green energy.
In December last year, PhosAgro Board of Directors approved a climate strategy. The main focus is aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including indirect energy emissions, which are generated during the production of electricity consumed by the company’s production facilities.
“The conclusion of an agreement for the supply of electricity from hydroelectric power plants is another step towards achieving our goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions of the second coverage,” said PhosAgro CEO Andrey Guryev. “This is important for us from the point of view of both reducing the carbon footprint in our products and increasing its attractiveness in foreign markets, which are traditionally sensitive to the topic of ecology.”
Currently, PhosAgro is actively introducing energy-efficient and green technologies at its enterprises. Due to this, the PhosAgro plants in Cherepovets (Vologda region) and Balakovo (Saratov region) provide themselves with 60-80% energy of their own generation. A similar power generating unit is being designed and planned for construction in the city of Volkhov (Leningrad region) as part of an investment project for the creation of a new production there.