100% of electricity at Kuraray’s site in Troisdorf is from renewables

Transition to a CO2-neutral site

A contractual commitment to supply 100 percent green energy from renewable resources to Kuraray‘s site in Troisdorf, Germany, has earned the environmentally conscious local municipal utility Stadtwerke Troisdorf the right to use the “Grüner Strom” eco label granted by Germany’s leading environmental associations. Kuraray can use this label for advertising purposes because it is the sole customer for the agreed power contingent. The label is recommended, for example, by the German Environment Agency (UBA), Ökotest and The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC).

The “Grüner Strom” (green electricity) label is as an important first step towards making the Troisdorf site a completely carbon-neutral production facility. The majority of the investment under this environment-friendly commitment has to be channelled to sustainable projects and Kuraray has a say in which projects are chosen.

Dr. Holger Stenzel, Kuraray’s Site Manager in Troisdorf, said “Based on current planning, there could be other projects at the Troisdorf site. Under discussion are photovoltaic installations for Kuraray’s operational and production buildings on the site of the industrial park opposite the town hall. The majority of the investment will therefore bring multiple sustainable benefits for the site.”