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Day of achievements

5 June 2023

Day of achievements

Several suppliers have been giving details about measures they have been taking to support World Environment Day today and other green initiatives. Here's just a very brief roundup.

Portable energy storage system provider POWR2 highlighted its commitment to plant one tree for every one of its Powrbanks built from now until the end of 2023. 

“Our mission at POWR2 is to provide emission-free portable power solutions that enable companies to meet their sustainability goals,” said Toby Nunn, CEO. 

POWR2’s products range from 45kVA to 500kVA and the company says that, when used in combination with a diesel generator, they can cut CO2 emissions by up to 80 per cent. When used with renewable energy sources, they can provide a 100 per cent emission-free solution. 

The company adds that in one year, a Powrbank can save 300 tonnes of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere and that over the same period, a mature tree will absorb more than 21kg of the gas and release oxygen in exchange. 

Generator and energy storage specialist Himoinsa promoted the fact that it has installed photovoltaic plants extensively at the manufacturing facilities at its headquarters in Murcia, Spain. This has reduced CO2 emissions by up to 250,000kg per year, which the company says is equivalent to planting 600 trees or eliminating 370 miles of car travel. 

The Altrad Group mentioned several measures it has taken to help the environment, such as staff at its facilities across the globe collecting litter and plastic waste from local water courses, and planting trees to create woodland areas. 

At its manufacturing facility in Sheen, Derbyshire, Altrad Belle has also installed a plant to make its own nitrogen in a more environmentally friendly way for use in its laser metal cutting machinery. I will be reporting on this remarkable initiative in a future blog post. 

Hire software specialist MCS has also been helping its local community in expanding a wildlife corridor to combine woodland habitats and increase biodiversity at Thrift Wood in Maidenhead. The mixture of new scrub and forest runs for over a mile parallel with the M4 motorway. 

The project has been running since 2019, and once completed, 20,000 trees will have been planted, encouraging wild flowers and rare plants. Guy van der Knaap, MCS Managing Director, said: “The climate crisis is a problem for everyone, but projects like this are an important time to pull together to ensure we are taking positive measures for the future. In just a few hours as a team, we planted 250 trees and had fun doing it.”


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