Greenalia’s Curtis-Teixeiro biomass plant (Galicia) has just received the ISO 14001 certification, the most internationally recognized standard in environmental management. In this way, the company advances in its commitment to sustainability, environmental protection, and the fight against climate change in line with its commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This certification, awarded by AENOR, accredits that the environmental management system implemented by the Curtis facility, which has a capacity of 50 MW to produce electricity, is in line with all the requirements of the international ISO 14001 standard.
Obtaining this seal is a further step in the level of actions promoted by Greenalia in this plant, which has the Best Available Techniques (BAT) for the transformation of biomass into green energy.
The ISO 14001 is added to the Sure seal, achieved a year ago by the companies Greenalia Forest and Greenalia Biomass Power Curtis Teixeiro, which guarantees sustainability throughout the entire process used by the company to produce energy from biomass in this plant. The Sure seal certifies compliance with the sustainability requirements set by the Renewable Energy Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (REDII). This regulation establishes various criteria that all biomasses used in the bioenergy sector must meet. All of them, factors focused on guaranteeing their sustainability, a correct mass balance, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency.
It should be noted that biomass energy has important beneficial effects for the environment and the territory, since, in addition to its contribution to the care and cleanliness of the forests, significantly reducing the risk of fires, it also generates local employment.
The Curtis-Teixeiro biomass plant is located on a 103,000 m2 plot of land. It has an installed capacity of 50 MW with an annual production of 375 GWh. Its activity employs more than 150 people (direct and indirect).
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