Ferrari recently presented its new business plan. Alongside the launch of new models such as the new Purosangue SUV and the expansion of its factory, Maranello has focused its attention on sustainability objectives . In particular, the aim is to achieve neutrality; of carbon emissions by 2030. For this reason, the Prancing Horse will aim at & agrave; both on the electrification of its range and on the reduction of emissions from its activities. For example, installer & agrave; photovoltaic panels and fuel cell based systems.
Now comes the news that Ferrari has taken another step forward in its sustainability journey; thanks to the installation of a new 1 MW solid oxide fuel cell system at the Maranello plants.
THE 5% OF THE ENERGY NEED OF THE ACTIVITIES? PRODUCTIVE
This system is was made by Bloom Energy and the installation took place; concluded a few days ago. Based on the 2021 energy needs data, the new Fuel Cell plant will be to cover 5% of the necessary energy to support the business productive. All this, obviously reducing fuel consumption and emissions.
Compared to 1 MW produced by CHP (Combined Heat and Power) cogeneration systems, the gas requirement of the fuel cell system & egrave; in fact lower by about 20% with a considerable energy saving.
The new plant not only & egrave; very efficient but & egrave; also flexible. Indeed, & egrave; You can choose between different energy sources : hydrogen, natural gas, biomethane or a combination of them. To all this is added the reduction, compared to equivalent systems, of over 99% of the pollution that causes the formation of smog and particulate matter. On this important news, Benedetto Vigna , CEO of Ferrari, declared:
Ferrari & egrave; more than ever focused on becoming carbon neutral by 2030, through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and a scientific approach that are part of our DNA. We are excited to collaborate with Bloom Energy, given the strong common commitment to a decarbonization process, and proud that their first project in Europe has been realized with us.
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