Clean Energy with Grastim's cogeneration

Clean Energy with Grastim's cogeneration

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Clean Energy, obtained with Grastim's cogeneration, it is also energy for the reader, because I am about to tell a virtuous and all-Italian example, to be inserted in a context where there is no shortage of difficulties. That of cogeneration, a game still to be played but in which it is possible to win, indeed, to carry out win-win initiatives, which is even better. Let's see what Grastim has achieved and how it is continuing its businesseven going beyond the Italian borders. A little advance, before starting his story from the beginning: landing in Portugal with one of the very first plants in the country for self-consumption operation, without incentives, has provided for aenergy savings equal to 1800 tons of oil equivalent (toe), with areduction of the electricity bill of 25%.

Clean Energy with Grastim's cogeneration: the company

Born in Naples in 2006, Grastim focused ondevelopment of technological solutions in the field of cogeneration and trigeneration integrated into the pre-existing environment. The company's mission is to be able to guarantee to those who turn to it, economic savings that go hand in hand with a reduction in emissions.

The company has a turnover of around 26 million euros per year and has so far installed 58 megawatts of power, saving 76 thousand toe (tons of oil equivalent). Thinking in terms of greenhouse gases, in 10 years it has avoided emissions equal to 90,000 tons of CO2.

Clean Energy with Grastim's cogeneration outside the border

Today as well asin Italy, and in Portugal, as already mentioned, this Campania company is presentin the United Kingdom, Germany and Spain, thanks to the stipulation of agreements with some multinationals.

Three years after its birth, Grastim made in 2009in the UK, in Gloucester, the first cogeneration plant on the foreign market. Two years later he arrives in Spain with another plant.

In Germany, in December 2014, the company signed an agreement, worth 3 million euros, with the Iglo group, European manufacturer of frozen foods. But the company also looks to emerging markets, in particular Brazil and South Africa.

Clean Energy with Grastim's cogeneration in Portugal

The company concluded in Portugal aagreement with Unilever Jerónimo Martins which concerns the construction and ten-year management of a3.5 MWe natural gas cogeneration plant serving the Fima-Olá food establishment in Santa Iria de Azóia, in the Lisbon region.

With this signature, Grastim also undertakes to provide forcomplete requalification, automation and management of the energy plant of the plant to arrive at a total outsourcing of all the energy services of the power plant that use the production site in Fima, where margarine and cooking cubes are produced, and that of Olá where ice creams are made.

L'Grastim plant is one of the first to have received authorization in the country, as regards the operation in self-consumption.

Indeed, the company entered the Portuguese market at a time of transition in this sector. Until a couple of years ago, the "Special Regime" was in force, which provided abundant incentives for energy exported directly to the network from cogeneration. Since April 2015, the incentives have been eliminated, transforming thePortuguese market in a market that is certainly much more stimulating because the competition can be real, it is "elbowing" by focusing on experience and know-how.

More information is available on the official Grastim website

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