ENGIE’s client, Heineken, one of the leading Dutch brewing companies wanted to help accelerate their net zero emissions by decarbonizing their factory in Seville, Andalusia by developing a first of its kind integrated energy solution in the Spanish agri-food sector.
Heineken wanted to reduce their carbon emissions as part of the company’s sustainable development strategy.
The ENGIE Solution: A 100% renewable concentrated solar power thermal plant, largest in the agri-food sector in Europe
ENGIE built and commissioned a 100% renewable concentrated solar power thermal plant that will supply renewable energy for the next 20 years. This energy efficient solution has put Heineken five years ahead of its initial carbon neutrality commitment (2030).
Our BOOT model (Build, Own, Operate, Transfer) will enable Heineken to reduce its fossil gas consumption by 60% and carbon footprint by 7,000 tonnes CO2 emissions per year.
This energy production model, located close to where the energy is used, is part of a short consumption channel, in line with our client’s first carbon neutrality goal. The second goal is to use 100% renewable energy, in this case solar energy, by building the largest on-site solar-powered thermal plant in Europe. The production facility will double the production capacity for superheated water (Superheated water boilers use water that is above boiling point (110 ºC – 374 ºC) which must always remain in a liquid state. To do this, they operate at a higher pressure to prevent evaporation) for the factory’s own consumption in beer manufacturing and packaging.
In recent years, Heineken has already taken major steps in Spain, particularly with its zero-emission factory in Jaén (Andalusia), which uses energy from biomass produced from the region’s olive groves. The ENGIE plant at Heineken’s Seville factory will enable the brewery to achieve its goal of net zero emissions in Spain before 2025, thereby making Heineken a low-carbon pioneer in the European agri-food sector.