Iberdrola and Porcelanosa have joined forces on electrification projects, which will drive the decarbonization of ceramic production in line with EU objectives and the fight against climate change.
The companies have agreed to conduct joint research into energy solutions for the ceramic firm’s plants, such as maximum efficiency, high-temperature heat pumps in driers, as well as the combined use of renewable energy and a green hydrogen supply to reach the temperatures required in atomizers and hybrid ovens.
This will help to drive the electrification of the ceramic company’s production process by improving energy efficiency and making use of residual heat.
Iberdrola has launched an unprecedented investment plan worth €75 billion for the 2020-2025 period, with the aim of doubling its renewable capacity and taking advantage of the opportunities presented by the energy revolution faced by the world’s main economies.
Investments in Spain for the period amount to around €14.3 billion, half of which (more than €7 billion), will be spent developing new renewable energy projects, while more than 4.5 billion will go towards strengthening and digitalizing its electricity grids.