Representatives of the political sphere and commerce met Monday (September 30, 2019) in Veddel to discuss how firms across Hamburg can lend their support to the so-called heat transition. During the “UmweltPartner-Dialog der UmweltPartnerschaft Hamburg“, Aurubis AG presented its “industrial heat“ project, which provides climate-friendly industrial exhaust heat from copper production. The amount produced can meet nearly all the energy needed in the eastern part of HafenCity. The project saves 20,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide annually.
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A panel discussion focused on framework conditions and on how Hanseatic firms can help achieve the energy transition. “Energy system transformation means heat system transformation. Many companies in Hamburg are already showing exemplary commitment to the environmental partnership. However, there is plenty of joint potential towards achieving global climate protection and that of our city,” said Jens Kerstan, Senator for the Environment. Aurubis AG, for instance, has reduced its dust emissions and is raising energy efficiency throughout its branches. “We at Aurubis produce metals for modern life in compliance with the highest environmental protection standards. We have invested EUR 220 million in environmental protection measures at our Hamburg site alone since 2000,” said Roland Harings, CEO.h2. 16 year partnership for environment
The “UmweltPartnerschaft Hamburg” has been the main driver of voluntary environmental protection since 2003. It is backed by the Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Crafts, the IVH-Industrieverband Hamburg e.V., the Unternehmensverband Hafen Hamburg e.V. and the senate. The network comprises around 1,200 Hamburg companies
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