Hammerer Aluminium Industries (HAI) pursues a consistent green energy strategy with which the company has already significantly improved its carbon footprint.
Green energy is an important pillar for the Austrian aluminium expert to market its aluminium products sustainably and with a lower carbon footprint.
Green energy improves CO2 footprint by 21,000 t
By purchasing 100 % CO2-neutrally produced electricity from renewable energy sources, HAI is committed to the green energy revolution. At the two largest locations of the group, in the Austrian Ranshofen and German Soest, HAI has relied on ‘green energy’ for two years now. Due to this change the company was able to save around 21,000 t of CO2 at both locations in 2020. Since January 2021 also the two Romanian locations have been provided with electricity from renewable energy sources. Thus, a major part of the HAI Group has completed the energy revolution.
Rob van Gils, CEO of the HAI group, says: „Green energy is part of our uncompromising sustainability strategy along the entire value-added chain. Thus, we emphasise our effort to contribute to a better future and show that aluminium is part of the solution for the ambitions of the EU Green Deal.“
Photovoltaic system in Ranshofen extended
The company locations are also used to produce environmentally friendly energy. The photovoltaic system with an area 6,300 m², which was installed on the roofs of the HAI in Ranshofen in 2019, was extended by a collector area of further 3,000 m² early this year. Thus, one of the largest photovoltaic self-consumption systems in Austria was further extended. Over the last few years HAI was able to save approx. 500 t of CO2 annually at the location Ranshofen with solar power generated on its own roofs. Due to a further extension of the photovoltaic system, this value will further increase. Further photovoltaic projects at other company sites are waiting in the wings.