International petroleum and storage company CLH Group has invested €5m to upgrade the lighting systems at its 39 storage facilities in Spain to use energy-efficient LED lights.
The LED lights will reduce the energy consumption at its facilities by more than 44%, lowering carbon emissions by 1,300 t/y. The LED lights will also lower light pollution and reduce maintenance costs. The replacement work will be completed by Q1 2021.
CLH Group says that the upgrade is in line with its sustainability strategy to reduce emissions by 50% by 2025, and become a zero emissions company by 2050. It has recently signed a ten-year renewable energy PPA, and is investing in energy-efficient replacement equipment. It is analysing the use of renewable sources to generate its own energy, and using carbon offsetting.
The company is also working with the oil industry to develop eco-fuels, including signing an agreement with the Spanish Oil Operators’ Association (AOP) for the development low-carbon liquid fuels, and is involved in two projects to use hydrogen and recycled plastic to make fuel.