Mitsubishi Hitec Paper Europe
ChePap Rhine-Ruhr Energy Efficiency Network again successful
In addition to the 158 million kilowatt hours of energy saved per year from the first term, an additional 113 million kilowatt hours per year have now been saved. The savings from the current round correspond to a CO2 reduction of 36 477 tonnes per year - the CO2 footprint of 3500 German citizens.
Networking pays offThis great success shows that it is worthwhile to tackle innovations and implement them within the framework of networking. Because one thing is clear: many obvious savings have been implemented for years in energy-intensive sectors such as the chemical and paper industries. However, further synergies can be achieved through mutual exchange between companies and sectors. The German government's energy efficiency network initiative with trade associations provides an excellent basis for this.
Hans-Jürgen Mittelstaedt, managing director of VCI NRW: "The renewed large savings clearly show how valuable the network continues to be for company representatives. We therefore plan to set up ChePap for another two years. Especially in the near future, companies will have to set the course on the way to greenhouse gas neutrality. It is therefore important to be able to discuss ideas and possible solutions with colleagues in the network. I am already looking forward to ChePap III."
Martin Drews, managing director of the North Rhine-Westphalian Paper Industry Association adds: "It is precisely the exchange beyond industry boundaries that offers decisive added value for the participants. Companies from the paper industry can benefit from innovative savings opportunities and business ideas from the chemical industry and vice versa. We therefore welcome the continuation of the successful cooperation in the coming year."