Rockwool’s factory in Moss has received its first delivery of LNG from the Skangass terminal in Fredrikstad. Rockwool is switching from oil to natural gas in its production process in a move to become a more environmentally friendly energy carrier.
The move is in line with the company’s business strategy regarding sustainable production.
Using natural gas as an energy carrier in the production process will contribute to a further reduction in CO2 emissions. LNG from Skangass replaces the oil that has traditionally been used to power the furnace producing mineral wool. Replacing oil with LNG generally results in a reduction in CO2 emissions of between 20 -25%.
"We are delighted that we are able to provide a more environmentally friendly solution for a customer with such a strong environmental profile. We have a number of industrial customers who receive LNG and natural gas from our facility in Fredrikstad. Overall, these help to reduce environmental emissions not only in Østfold but also globally," commented Gunnar Helmen, Key Account Manager at Skangass.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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