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SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND LOGISTICS

We promote environmental sustainability, reducing the pollution and waste generated by our activities. 

Reduction in water consumption

Rovagnati is committed to reducing its water consumption through dedicated technologies and projects.

The High Temperature Pasteurizer System (HTST), created in 2007 in collaboration with the Verinox Acciai company of Trento, has allowed for a roughly 50-fold reduction in water consumption (from 4,500 to 80-100 cubic meters/week), a 24.2% decrease in the temperature difference between calories and refrigeration supplied, and a 6-fold decrease in bacterial load. The HTST is still a groundbreaking piece of food-pasteurization systems technology. Compared with traditional autoclaves, it improves the hygienic and sanitary profile of Biassono's plant.

We have also equipped our Biassono plant with a highly innovative water treatment technology: an activated sludge biological treatment plant with membrane ultrafiltration. 
 

Photovoltaic installations and use of renewable energy

As part of an energy transition journey, we continue to invest in the use of solar energy through the gradual expansion of our company photovoltaic park.

In this perspective, in addition to the photovoltaic systems installed on the roofs of our factories in Villasanta, Felino, Sala Baganza and Borgo del Sole, a new photovoltaic park will be activated at the Arcore factory by 2024. A valuable investment for our business and the environment that will allow us to increase our self-production capacity of electricity by 13%, reaching the production of 80% of the company's electricity needs.

Induction and LED lighting

We use light sources that provide better energy efficiency, helping to protect the environment. Since 2012, we have started a process in our plants to replace incandescent and neon lamps with induction and LED systems that allow energy savings of about 2/3 of the electricity absorbed by neon tubes and 80% compared to incandescent lamps.

With a lifetime for LED lamps about 6 times longer than neon and 13 times longer than incandescent lamps, choosing more energy-efficient lighting is a concrete commitment that will enable us to help save Europe up to 34TWh of electricity by 2030 and prevent the emission of about 7 million tons of CO2 each year.

Thermal and energy efficiency

"Several projects are currently underway aimed at reducing energy consumption and increasing self-generation of energy including the use of more efficient compressors which, equipped with inverters, allow for a reduction of 250 MWhe in annual electricity consumption.
Also planned is the replacement of some boilers for higher thermal efficiency and the installation of new circulation pumps, with a reduction in thermal and electricity needs of circa 2,000 MWht and 1,000 MWhe per year.
As of today, the Pinch Analysis of the plant in Villasanta has also been completed, an activity that has allowed Rovagnati to identify new possible areas of intervention such as combining flows at different temperatures through heat exchangers to recover thermal energy.

Sustainable logistics and emission reduction

For us, “going green” also means finding more sustainable logistics solutions, creating less impact on the environment while moving around the area. A commitment that allowed us to save 219 tons of CO2 in 2022 thanks to collaboration with increasingly eco-friendly logistics partners.

Among them is GI.MA.TRANS, a Group that has been working for years on technological innovation to update and optimize its fleet of vehicles, achieving equivalent or better performance in terms of fuel consumption.

We are also working with the STEF Group, which uses high-performance vehicles to reduce emissions generated by ton of product transported by 20%. By 2030, the overall reduction is forecasted to be 30% of Co2 emissions related to means of transportation with the Moving Green project.
 

An ambassador of the Green Truck project, GI.MA.TRANS is the first group in EMEA to use SLXi Hybrid technology on LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) powered vehicles.

Electric operation for refrigeration units, LNG engines, and Hybrid technology for trucks and tractor units: with a selection of twelve GI.MA.TRANS Group vehicles, Rovagnati is fully embracing its concrete and measurable Green Vision for the company.

This new collaboration means that about 30% of Rovagnati’s transportation routes will be covered by GI.MA.TRANS LNG vehicles. The company is continuing to work with its Partner to increase current performance.
 

Towards 100% Electric Mobility

Thanks to our collaboration with Renord, a partner company of the Renault Group that has been tackling the challenges of the energy transition since 2017 with its “Drive the Future” strategic plan, we have succeeded in replacing our fleet of company cars with new Plug-In Hybrid and Full Electric vehicles featuring E-TECH technology and Z.E. (Zero Emission) experience. Pool cars that, made available to Rovagnati people for their work journeys, contribute to a reduction in average fuel consumption and lower CO2 emissions by 75% with the hybrid, up to zero emissions with the 100% electric (compared to an equivalent petrol engine).

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