Green Create have commissioned a biogas facility in Mauritius which started from a collaboration with international food and drinks supplier, Princes Group, and IBL Energy. The new collaboration and use of biogas aims to reduce the carbon emissions of Princes Group’s Mauritian tuna processing factory, Princes Tuna Mauritius (PTM), by 8.650 tons a year, or 80 percent, compared to using Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO).
The collaborative project consists of a long-term agreement between the parties involved. Princes Group’s PTM is the biggest tuna processing factory in the Indian Ocean. The company has been responsible for tuna processing for Princes and other clients for over forty years.
Ground-breaking biological technology
The plant will convert all semi-solid waste into biogas via anaerobic biological technology. The biogas will then replace the use of heavy fuel oil on PTM’s Riche Terre-site. This also greatly reduces the amount of waste generated.
Green Create produces biogas that we upgrade into many useful energy forms, such as Bio-Methane, Bio LNG and renewable energy. During the process of making biogas, we convert the surplus into byproducts such as organic fertilizers.
Collaborative efforts to reduce carbon emissions
Dr. Alister Inglesby, CEO of Green Create, points out: “This project is a innovative step in lessening the impact that the commercial fishing industry has on the environment, it allows sustainable fishing practices to go hand in hand with responsible processing and the use of renewable fuels in industry, truly embodying our ‘waste-to-value’ mantra. The system enables another one of our partners to further not only their carbon neutrality goals, but also to minimize their overall footprint on the environment.”
Further activities towards CO2-neutrality
The biogas project supports Princes’ plan to become CO2-neutral by 2030. This ambition builds on the important steps that were already taken since 2014 to diminish the emissions of the company, which already decreased by 23 percent since 2014. By 2030, Princes also aims to boost the internal energy generation. Furthermore, the company wants to decrease water waste by 25 percent, diminish waste by 30 percent, and lessen food waste by 50 percent.
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Green Create produces biogas that we upgrade into many useful energy forms, such as biomethane, Bio LNG and renewable energy. During the process of making biogas, we convert the surplus into byproducts such as organic fertilizers.