Vynova reduces carbon footprint of Tessenderlo site
Vynova has inaugurated a state-of-the-art hydrogen-fired steam boiler system at its site in Tessenderlo, Belgium. By the end of this year, the company will install a second, identical steam boiler. Thanks to both boilers, Vynova will reduce the CO2 emissions of its Tessenderlo production site by 10,000 tonnes per year. The project represents a total investment of more than 8 million euros. Each steam boiler will have a burner capacity of more than 20 MW and will be able to produce 30 tonnes of steam per hour. In total, the boilers will be able to generate about two-thirds of the steam consumed by the Tessenderlo site. Previously, steam boilers running on natural gas were used.
As the combustion of hydrogen does not generate any greenhouse gases, this investment further reduces Vynova’s carbon footprint by about 10,000 tonnes per year. That corresponds to the CO2 emissions of 2,000 households who cook and heat their homes with natural gas.
The hydrogen-fired boilers are part of a major investment programme in new technologies to boost the sustainability performance and efficiency of Vynova’s plants. Since 2016, the Vynova Group has already invested more than 200 million euros at its Tessenderlo site as part of that programme. Click here for more information.