Certification of the Energy Management System according to the ISO 50001 standard.
This certificate recognises the compliance of our energy management system with strict international standards.
Although ceramic production is a highly energy-intensive activity, Mediterranea stands out for the solutions implemented to reduce energy consumption, and consequently the environmental impact.
We produce as much of our electricity as possible through a photovoltaic plant of more than 1 MW, which is being upgraded and expanded and will reach a peak power equivalent to the average power required by 2022, with resulting self-consumption, at least during the sunniest hours (peak).
We recover energy waste in direct form as hot air in the furnace cooling zones, overcoming some technical challenges due to the uniqueness of our plant.
We also recover thermal energy present in the fumes, using advanced air/fume exchangers, resulting in less hot emissions and thermal energy fed into production processes (resulting in gas savings, and substantially reduced CO2 generation).