ENGIE supports Michelin within the decarbonisation of its historic Cataroux site in Clermont-Ferrand
Michelin has chosen ENGIE to optimise energy consumption at its Cataroux site in Clermont-Ferrand (central France), and hence to strongly reduce its greenhouse emission emissions. additionally to utilities management, the 10-year contract provides for the planning and operation of latest energy facilities and therefore the installation of a waste heat recovery system. This untapped energy source will meet the site’s heating needs along side those of 4,000 homes through a connection to the town heating network.
To increase productivity, improve energy efficiency and thus move forward on the road to decarbonisation, Michelin has decided to entrust ENGIE with the assembly of all utilities at the Cataroux industrial site and at L’Aventure Michelin. By modernising production with low-consumption and efficient equipment and optimising its energy needs, ENGIE’s input will allow Michelin to lower its energy consumption while also reducing its greenhouse emission emissions. the location can expect to save lots of 50% in gas consumption and 13% in water consumption.
A major a part of the contract involves installing a system to recover waste heat from the economic process then re-inject it into the Clermont-Auvergne-Métropole heating network, to which the location are going to be connected. Through its subsidiary ECLA, ENGIE has held the general public service concession for the management and operation of this heating network since 2010.
With this connection, Michelin will decarbonise its own energy consumption also as that of the heating network. In winter, heat recovered from tyre manufacture will allow self-sufficient heating of the location . Throughout the year, surplus heat are going to be injected into the ECLA network, representing the annual heat consumption of 4,000 homes and abating the emission of seven ,000 metric plenty of CO2.
For ENGIE, the leader in low-carbon centralised energy infrastructure, this project is perfectly in line with its strategy and illustrates its expertise in supporting its customers’ decarbonisation.
“The constant look for ways to enhance our response to our ‘All-Sustainable’ commitment naturally led us to settle on ENGIE to optimise the energy efficiency of our Cataroux site. By 2030, Michelin aims to scale back its water intake by 33% compared with 2019, to scale back the CO2 emissions of its industrial sites by 50% from 2010 levels and to realize carbon neutrality by 2050. With this environmentally friendly project, Cataroux ensures its energy and ecological transition within the long-term while contributing to the region’s decarbonisation. This major step is fully in line with the strategic decide to make sure that everything at Michelin are going to be sustainable within the future,” said Frédéric Lorphelin, director of the Cataroux site.
“We are proud to be contributing to the decarbonisation plan at Michelin, an iconic French industrial group that, like ENGIE, is resolutely committed to the reduction of CO2 emissions. Our expertise in low-carbon infrastructure management is reflected here within the creation of an area energy loop that’s both green and innovative, demonstrating the responsibility of industry at the guts of the region,” says Cécile Prévieu, ENGIE’s Executive vice chairman responsible of Energy Solutions activities.