100% renewable electricity in Metso locations in Sweden and Finland
As one effort in the climate program and targets, Metso starts to use renewable electricity in all its production sites in Finland and Sweden. By replacing electricity with greener options, we can avoid around 6,400 tons of CO2 emissions annually.
In the recent years, we have invested in many energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. One example is our foundry in China, where we invested in a new type of melting furnace to gain better energy efficiency. In other locations, we have taken into use technology to recover process heat from the exhaust air and use it for heating. To gain better energy efficiency, we have also invested in LED lighting, improvements and automation of operational process, enhanced insulation of the furnaces, solar power for electricity generation, to mention few of the initiatives.
Technology plays a key role in mitigating the climate change
Minerals processing is a very energy-intensive process. Innovating more energy efficient solutions is one of the key drivers in the mining industry. We have set a science-based target for three of our energy efficient grinding technologies: SMD, Vertimill® and HRC™. We aim at reducing 10% of emissions by using the technologies in Metso products in the most energy-intensive customer processes by 2025. With these technologies, 1,003,825 tons of CO2 was saved in 2019 in the installed base. This equals to 213,126 passenger vehicles driven for one year and 563 railcars’ worth of coal burned.