Cerealto Pastificio Mediterranea confirms its commitment to sustainability thanks to a major investment in the self-production of electricity.
In May, the installation of a photovoltaic system will be completed, positioned on the entire roof surface of the production plant located in Via Lerma, in Silvano d’Orba.
Over 1,200 latest generation panels will allow the former Moccagatta pasta factory to produce around 500,000 kvH per year, which will cover a variable portion of the electricity needs of the production lines.
“For Pastificio Mediterranea it is a very important investment. In addition to increasing our competitiveness, it will allow us to reduce our environmental impact, reducing CO2 emissions by over 250,000 kg, the equivalent of a thousand trees” says Marco Ferraroni, Managing Director of the pasta factory. “It is yet another step that confirms our attention to the environment: just think that for years we have eliminated production waste, enhancing it thanks to a circular economy project that allows them to be reused for livestock use and bio-gas production. Sustainability is one of the dominant trends on the market, it is a duty towards which all companies must confront themselves to find solutions that can improve society and the environment in the short term. It is no longer enough to make quality products; consumers rightly ask companies that they are produced in the most sustainable way possible for the planet.”
And this challenge is taken very seriously by the Cerealto Siro group, of which Pastificio Mediterranea is a part. The Italian photovoltaic plant project is part of the “Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Plan” developed by the Spanish parent company, which provides for the installation of over 24,000 solar panels by 2023, which will cover the 70% of the group’s electricity needs with renewable sources.