A new synergy for creating an industrial development model that is sustainable in economic and environmental terms. This is the partnership between Enel X, the innovative global business line of Enel Group, and Lucart, one of Europe's leading paper manufacturers, known for its Tenderly, Grazie Natural and Tutto Pannocarta brands, among others, which has chosen to embark on an ambitious project to reduce the climate-changing emissions of its production plants. The first step will be the installation of a 3 MWp photovoltaic plant in the Diecimo factory, in the province of Lucca, which will generate over 3 GWh of green energy a year achieving a reduction of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere equal to 1,160 tonnes per year.
“The agreement with Lucart demonstrates once again how important it is for Enel X to provide cutting-edge technologies to the country's most important companies to make their production sites more cost-effective and sustainable", said Augusto Raggi, Head of Enel X Italy. "This partnership is only the first step of a long-term project that we are sure will become the benchmark for the entire paper industry, which is a pride for our country and a strategic sector for our business”.
“We have always been very mindful of how we produce the electricity and heat we need to manufacture and convert paper into the hygiene products that we use every day at home and at work. This is why we sought out a top-level partner such as Enel X to work alongside us in all our plants to find the best technological solutions and successfully proceed on our path to decarbonisation," said Massimo Pasquini, CEO of the Lucart Group. "The photovoltaic plant we are going to build in Diecimo will be one of the largest private-owned ones ever installed in Tuscany and will be a further reason of pride for our company”.
Enel X will operate at the Lucart plants on several aspects of the company's production chain, which in the future will include the installation of additional renewable energy plants. Integrated solutions dedicated to the paper industry and its supply chain are also being studied, covering distributed generation, flexibility, energy efficiency, decarbonisation and sustainable mobility.