Carbon-neutral boiler plant at Bridgestone Pune facility

Bridgestone India commissioned a carbon-neutral boiler plant at its Pune manufacturing facility on September 6.

The initiative, said a press release, is part of Bridgestone Group’s worldwide commitment to reduce its absolute CO2 emissions by 50 per cent by 2030.

Built in collaboration with Thermax Onsite Energy Solutions Limited (TOESL), the plant uses carbon-neutral biomass briquettes made from agricultural waste. Estimated steam generation with this boiler will be 1,23,236 tonnes per Year at full capacity and considering above steam generation, the estimated CO2 reduction will be 19,396 tonnes per year, said the release.

“We at Bridgestone are committed to help ensure a healthy environment for the future generations. This boiler plant is the third in Bridgestone’s global operations and the first in Bridgestone’s EMIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) region and we are proud of this achievement,” said Mr Parag Satpute, MD, Bridgestone India.