Why gas is cleaner in Mexico

Givaudan’s focus on carbon emissions led us to re-assess the eco-efficiency of a factory in Mexico with excellent results.

The Mexican manufacturing facility, Pedro Escobedo, has historically used heavy oil and diesel for steam generation and heating processes. In 2013, the decision was made to change over from traditional fossil fuels to natural gas to operate the steam boilers and heaters. Although a logistically complex project, the programme has brought about significant savings on cost, and has also reduced CO2 emissions by 13% for the site.

Edmundo, Environmental, Health & Safety Manager, points to other benefits of the initiative: “Using natural gas is cleaner and eliminates fumes. So the new gas system is also helping the Pedro Escobedo site to maintain a good relationship with the local community and the authorities.”