Specialty fibres maker Lenzing goes green in Indonesia
The production site of Austrian wood-based fibres provider Lenzing in West Java, Indonesia. Image by Lenzing AG.
August 23 (Renewables Now) - Austrian wood-based specialty fibres provider Lenzing AG (VIE:LNZ) has switched to green electricity to power its production site in Purwakarta, Indonesia.
The Indonesian subsidiary PT. South Pacific Viscose (SPV) has been using renewable power since July, which will reduce its specific carbon emissions by 75,000 tonnes annually, the Austrian company said on Tuesday.
Lenzing is investing EUR 100 million (USD 100m) in measures to reduce its carbon emissions, as well as air and water emissions at its facilities in Purwakarta. The factory located in West Java has been producing viscose staple fibres and sodium sulfate for the Indonesian textile industry since 1982.
The transition to green energy will help the group convert its Indonesian business into a speciality fibre supplier amid growing demand for wood-based biodegradable specialty fibres and sustainably produced fibres.
The turn to renewable power in Indonesia supports the Austrian group's goals to halve its carbon emissions by 2030 and become climate neutral by 2050.
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