Porsche takes a step towards being CO2 neutral in Zuffenhausen

Posted on 03. May, 2019 by in Porsche Canada

The feverishness and appetite plants, any of that has an outlay of around dual megawatts, run exclusively on biogas and residual products constructed from organic waste. 

In contrariety to required appetite plants, cogeneration plants are used to beget feverishness and appetite in parallel. They do not evacuate a feverishness generated as partial of appetite prolongation into a environment, though use it for heating. Their potency can be maximised by handling them tighten to a area in that feverishness is constantly required: such as tighten to a paint shop, a soak baths and drying areas, for example, where solid routine feverishness is needed. Approximately 90 percent of a feverishness generated will be used to feverishness and yield prohibited H2O for a bureau and prolongation buildings during a Porsche Zuffenhausen site, where roughly 12,000 people work. “The new cogeneration plants have a sum potency of over 83 percent,” explains Stephan Hartmann, who works in a Environmental and Energy Management multiplication during Porsche.


Cogeneration plants on biogas, Zuffenhausen, 2019, Porsche AG

The new cogeneration plants run exclusively on biogas

The dual new cogeneration plants will element a feverishness and appetite era resolution already in place during a site, for that Porsche has used dual healthy gas plants to date. These plants will also be switched to biogas. In addition, Porsche in Stuttgart is on lane to use bioenergy from a city’s organic rubbish plant as shortly as a City of Stuttgart commissions a plant in 2021.

The enlargement of a cogeneration plants during a Porsche site in Zuffenhausen is holding place alongside a growth of prolongation for a Taycan – a initial entirely electric Porsche. The four-door electric sports automobile will be launched on a marketplace during a finish of 2019 and will be constructed as partial of a CO2-neutral routine during a Zuffenhausen site. “Our design is not merely to furnish a CO2-neutral zero-emissions car, though rather to safeguard that we do not leave any environmental footprint during all. To this end, we are pursing a prophesy of a ‘zero-impact factory’. The new cogeneration plants are an critical step in a right direction,” says Albrecht Reimold, Member of a Executive Board for Production and Logistics during Porsche.

Further information on a sustainability activities of Porsche is contained in a Annual and Sustainability Report 2018.

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