Producer of biodegradable and compostable packaging, Promateris, completed a solar energy project for the manufacture of bio-based packaging, with an installed capacity of 1 MW.
The project was carried out with the help of a grant from the EEA & Norway Grants and consisted of the installation of a solar system at the company’s factory in Buftea, which will contribute to the green energy transition of Promateris by replacing the use of energy based on fossil fuels with solar energy.
The value of the investment is around 1 million euros, of which 597,000 euros represent non-reimbursable Norwegian funds. The installation of the photovoltaic plant was carried out by the Romanian company Simtel Team.
Through the implementation of this project, approximately 1,200,000 kWh of electricity will be replaced annually with green energy and carbon emissions will be reduced by 570,000 kg/year. The produced green energy electricity will be used in the production of bio-based and compostable packaging and represents 19% of Promateris’ total energy needs. This is Promateris’ third project with Norwegian funds.