Patheon Italia, the multinational pharmaceutical company, has chosen AB cogeneration.
The multinational company Patheon Italia Spa is the world’s leading provider of contract drug development and manufacturing services. In Italy, where the company has been growing exponentially, it has chosen to adopt a green policy that is hinged upon energy efficiency. For this reason, it has selected AB, the world leader in cogeneration, to rationalize its use of fossil energy sources. This approach had led to financial savings and environmental advantages as far as greenhouse gas emission is concerned, in both the Company’s advanced production centers in Monza (MB) and Ferentino (FR). Despite the current unfavorable economic situation, Patheon continues to move counterstream with the awareness that investments are the best course of action to pursue. This is not only to withstand the financial and economic crisis, but also to continue to grow in terms of turnover and the positive impact on local development, in terms of upstream and downstream activities and employment, as well as in terms of attention to energy efficiency and environmental impact policies. The company operates facilities fitted with state-of-the-art equipment that are consistently updated and enhanced by any technological innovation capable of optimizing production, improving the quality of processes and end products, all with a green vision. For this reason, Patheon Italia has chosen a cogeneration plant from AB’s ECOMAX® Natural Gas for its production facilities in Monza and Ferentino. The new CHP plant produces power which, net of its auxiliary equipment consumption, is used to supplement the production facility’s electrical energy needs, while co-generated thermal energy will be used for production and technological application purposes through the production of super-heated water (about 175 °C) and hot water (about 90°C). This investment was necessary to meet the energy demand of the company (which operates 24/7) as well as its financial and economic needs, while also improving its environmental sustainability. The new plant will allow the company to reduce its CO2 emissions by approximately 3300 tons per year and to achieve about 8000 operation hours per year.