Merck’s new sustainable bet

Merck announced on Wednesday the opening of a new solar panel installation at its biotechnology plant in Tres Cantos (Madrid), which is now operational. For the company, it is another example of its firm commitment to renewable energy as a source to cover part of the electrical demand needed to operate its facilities. Locations In Spain.

The new photovoltaic park has an area of ​​2,750 square metres2 The expansion generates 800 megawatt-hours per year of renewable electricity – covering about 15% of the city’s annual electricity consumption. locationIt will avoid the emission of 218 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

“Everything we do at Merck and the way we do it responds to our purpose Leave the best legacy Pointing out that this is possible for future generations, and therefore caring for the environment is a priority for the company. Manuel Zafra, President of Merck in Spain. Moreover, he points out that this commitment to solar energy, even more so in a country like ours, averages about 2500 hours of sun Annually, “It is an essential step to continue the growth in self-consumption of energy and to do so in a clean, sustainable way and reduce our carbon footprint.”

“This commitment to solar energy is an essential step to continue the growth in self-consumption of energy and to do so in a clean, sustainable way and reduce our carbon footprint.”

This installation is in addition to the one launched last September at the company’s site in Mollet del Valles (Barcelona), which, according to Merck, is now fully operational. It has an area of ​​10,600 square metres2 It generates 2,800 megawatt-hours per year from renewable electricity, which means covering about 16-18% of the country’s annual electricity consumption. location And avoid emitting 800 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year.

Through this program, the company expects to create combined infrastructure 3,600 MWh per year of renewable electricityThis is equivalent to the average annual consumption of about 1,092 Spanish homes, thus avoiding the emission of 1,018 tons of CO2 per year.

This strategy is consistent with the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and by 2030, Merck has proposed 50% reduction Its emissions of greenhouse gases and covering 80% of its electrical energy with renewable energy and achieving it Climate neutrality By 2040, 10 years earlier than set by the European Green Deal.

ConSalud content is prepared by health journalists and approved by a panel of high-level experts. However, we recommend that the reader consult any health-related questions with a health care professional.

Check Also

Alexandre Nascimento: From the textile industry to renewable energy

As our living standards intensify our hunger for energy, especially electricity, the current scenario reveals …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *