AGRO Merchants is leading the way in using electricity from clean and renewable sources at its cold stores in Spain and Portugal. This allows AGRO to significantly reduce its CO2 emissions.
AGRO’s sites in Porto and Lisbon have been running on clean energy for two years now. The company’s facilities in Algeciras and Barcelona have been supplied by clean electricity in the past year.
AGRO partnered with Axpo Iberia, a certified supplier of green energy, who operates all along the power supply chain. The company manages the largest portfolio of photovoltaic plants in the Iberian Peninsula and supplies electricity from a guaranteed 100% green source.
The energy supply was recognised with a Guarantee of Origin (GO) certification, awarded by the Spanish Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC). GO certificates are a reliable and trustworthy indicator of the origin of electricity from 100% renewable sources, with zero CO2 emissions and radioactive waste. A GO represents one megawatt hour of ‘clean’ electricity.
Raül Forés Vallès, Managing Director of AGRO Merchants Iberia, said: “As an international cold storage operator, we make every effort to act responsibly and protect our environment as much as we can. Our team is always focusing on finding the best solutions for our customers, but it’s just as important for us to implement any measures that help us reduce our carbon footprint.”
AGRO is committed to implementing innovative, environmentally responsible solutions in its facilities worldwide. The company constructed a robotically controlled solar farm in Mullica Hill, USA, an anaerobic digester in Whitchurch, UK, implemented a company-wide energy management programme and achieved high sustainability ratings at its sites in the Netherlands. Read more about our sustainability initiatives here.