Italy’s Lucart has invested €10m in a high-efficiency cogeneration plant to be installed at its Porcari factory.
The NovaLT12 gas turbine can supply a power of 12.5MW, with cogeneration efficiency of up to 85%.
It is expected to achieve a reduction of CO2 and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of 11% and 40%.
The machinery will make it possible to explore the use of hydrogen, when it becomes available, and other renewable sources.
Massimo Pasquini, Lucart chief executive, said: “Now that the Italian Government and Confindustria have finally agreed on a shared strategy for industrial policy guidelines and investments to be put in place to make Italy a leader in Europe, we can start investing again to harmonise sustainability and industrial growth, factors that have always been in our corporate DNA.
“The announcement of a plan for the Green New Deal, energy transition and real measures for industrial supply chain competitiveness puts us in the position to look to the future with more tranquillity, security and stability”.
The investment is part of broader industrial strategy of Lucart.
It will complete the group’s energy renewal plan with the total self-generated power in Italian factories reaching 32 MW.