Chr. Hansen pledges to save enough energy to power 15,000 houses every year

By Nikki Hancocks contact

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Getty | jjnogueron
Chr. Hansen Denmark has made the 'groundbreaking' promise to switch to 100% green power for the next decade, equating to an annual saving of nearly 15,000 Danish households worth of energy.

The global bioscience company has entered into an ambitious 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Better Energy, which will ensure the creation of two brand new solar parks by April 2020.

Annemarie Meisling, senior director of sustainability at Chr. Hansen, says this initiative has strengthened the company's position as the world’s most sustainable company.

“We want to contribute positively to the transition to green energy,"​ she says. "That is why we have decided to commit to a long term agreement to buy solar energy from two new parks so that our good bacteria and natural colours have a green footprint, both externally with our customers and on our home turf where some of our largest production sites are located.”

To ensure the company still has power when the sun doesn't shine, Energy Denmark will handle the difference with power production from a mix of other renewable sources like wind and biogas.

A green trailblazer

Rasmus Lildholdt Kjaer, CEO of Better Energy, says the agreement places Chr. Hansen at the forefront of the green transition in Denmark and paves the way for similar, innovative solutions being implemented with small and medium-sized companies.

“Chr. Hansen’s choice to make a long-term commitment to buy electricity from our two new solar parks in the next 10 years is groundbreaking. It serves as an inspiration to other companies by demonstrating that today it is possible to choose a new green energy supply that makes a true difference and contributes to accelerate the transition to green energy.”

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