Viscofan successfully completes tests to use green hydrogen in its Cáseda factory

25/11/2022 Imagen de la realización de las pruebas

The world leader in packaging for meat products based in Navarra has renewed, in collaboration with Bergen Engines, its cogeneration engines “to use natural gas and hydrogen in variable percentages”, explained its managers. The purpose of this decision is to test the efficiency and reliability of this new equipment in the face of the energy demands of a production centre that currently employs more than 700 people.

The company reported, in particular, that in the tests carried out, a combustion mixture of 30 % green hydrogen and 70 % gas was used in the Bergen engine model B36:45L6AG. This resulted in a more than 50 % higher sustainable hydrogen load than in previous tests. Subsequently, the various parameters were checked to improve its performance and optimise its emissions.

For Iñigo Martínez, general manager of Viscofan Spain, “the success of these tests with green hydrogen is a significant step in the decarbonisation process framed in the Group’s Sustainability Action Plan”. He also pointed out that the good results obtained “confirm that Viscofan is already prepared for the consumption of green hydrogen in its facilities”.

For his part, Jon Erik Rov, CEO of Bergen Engines, stated that they were facing “a fundamental milestone in the current process of ecological transition”. At the same time, he acknowledged “the urgent need for sustainable solutions” and that the development of a 100 per cent hydrogen-powered engine “is a key step towards a more environmentally friendly future”, he added.

Source: Diario de Navarra