EGGER as partner of the Carbon Forest Project

On 9-20 September 2019  on the auction platform www.e-klimat.lasy.gov.pl. the second auction of carbon dioxide units (JDW) was conducted.

The purchase of carbon dioxide units (JDW) is part of the Carbon Forest Project, developed by the State Forests in cooperation with various Polish entrepreneurs, including EGGER Biskupiec sp. z o.o. The aim is to increase the amount of CO2 captured and stored by forests.

The programme covers 12 thousand hectares of forests in Poland. Within 30 years, these areas will consume a total of 1 million tonnes of CO2 more than if no additional activities were carried out on them. Additionally, the absorbed volumes of gas are sold in the form of CO2 units (JDW).

Each JDW corresponds to one tonne of CO2 additionally absorbed as a result of activities conducted by Carbon Forest. Revenues from auctions will be used for purposes indicated by individual buyers - from protection programmes for endangered species, through construction of forest tourism infrastructure, to land purchase and afforestation. EGGER Biskupiec has decided to finance an educational path for children in the Wipsowo Forest Inspectorate. There will be a station where children will learn about plant species, interactive whiteboards and, among others, a hotel for bees.

The official presentation of certificates confirming the acquisition of JDW took place on 9 October 2019 during the official opening of the POL-ECO SYSTEM Fair in Poznań. On behalf of EGGER Biskupiec the certificate was received by Łukasz Tymendorf.

Production in the EGGER Group on a daily basis is focused on reducing CO2 emissions. In the first Polish plant in Biskupiec, you can find proof of this in many aspects of our daily business. In order to reduce the emission generated by the means of transport delivering raw materials to us, we purchase them within a radius of 150 km. Ultimately, after the construction of the railway siding, a large part of deliveries will be made by rail, which will also significantly affect the reduction of CO2 emissions. The fleet of forklift trucks in the warehouse of finished products is electrically driven, Sennebogen machines operating in the wood yard are diesel-electric hybrids. Finally, the predominant use of biomass as biofuel for the HGG boiler instead of fossil fuels results in a significant reduction in CO2 emissions. In the case of biogenic fuels, it can be assumed that during their combustion no more CO2 is emitted  than the plant  has taken from the atmosphere during its growth. Wood from sustainably managed forests is such a biogenic fuel that  in principle is climate-neutral.

 

EGGER Biskupiec Team

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