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2,659,619 t CO2 avoided

Through the elevated use of renewable sources, the cogenerative approach to energy production and the general attention to production processes, in 2016 Iren Group avoided 2.7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, compared to the over 3 million tonnes of CO2 emissions generated by the activities carried out.

The production of electricity from renewable sources and cogeneration plants allows for positive effects on the reduction of atmospheric emissions to be achieved.

Cogeneration plants, larger thermal plants and waste-to-energy plants are equipped with systems that continuously monitor the atmospheric emissions that make it possible to detect in real time the main pollutants and the improvement of the efficiency of the combustion process. In order to limit impacts as much as possible, only natural gas is used to supply the energy production plants and both low emission combustion systems and pollutant reduction systems downstream of combustion are installed (catalysts for the reduction of CO and NOX). The recovery of the biogas produced in landfills also produces the maximum reduction of methane and any other greenhouse gas emissions.