Energy consumption and climate protection
Electricity consumption is among the highest production expenses in the metallurgical process. Because of this, the decrease in the total and specific consumption of electricity is a main priority for the company. To this end, there is an energy efficiency management system operating at Aurubis Bulgaria. As a result of the efforts made, the technological improvements and the process optimization, the total consumption of electricity has decreased by almost 40 % in the latest ten years.
Since 2007 Aurubis Bulgaria has been a participant in the EU greenhouse gas emission trading scheme. Until 2012 the scheme had only covered Aurubis Bulgaria’s steampower station. As of 2012 the scheme includes smelter production.
In 2021 with the entry into the new phase IV of the EU's greenhouse gas emission allowance trading scheme, Aurubis Bulgaria amends the rules for monitoring and reporting of CO2 emissions, in connection with which a new monitoring plan for the greenhouse gases.
Aurubis Bulgaria is constantly making efforts to improve energy efficiency by focusing on organizational and technological solutions. The energy efficiency improvement contributes not only to decreasing the direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions, but also decreases the expenses, which increases the competitiveness of the organization worldwide.